MIAMI GARDENS, FLA. (WSVN) – A 3-year-old boy has died from his injuries after, police said, the child released himself from a car seat and fell out of a moving vehicle in Miami Gardens.

The child was pronounced dead, Thursday afternoon.

According to investigators, the incident happened in the area of Northwest 183rd Street and 47th Avenue, in front of a McDonald’s. at around 5:30 p.m., Wednesday.

Paramedics airlifted the victim to Ryder Trauma Center where he succumbed to his injuries.

“It’s really sad,” said Mikaela Yates, who lives near the scene of the incident.

Yaes said this story hits close to home.

“I have a 3-year-old as well, so I can’t imagine,” she said.

Witnesses said a woman who was with the child was covered in blood.

Passers-by and area residents said they’re thinking of the boy’s loved ones.

“My heart goes out to the family,” said Yates.

“I’m sorry for your loss,” said a woman.

Police said no other injuries were reported.

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