Police: Woman dropped baby on head while running through traffic

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(CNN) – A baby in Florida is recovering from a skull fracture after his mother dropped him while running through traffic.

The call had even veteran sheriff’s deputies in disbelief.

The call that a woman was darting in and out of traffic holding a little baby and appeared to be on drugs.

“She was acting very erratically, darting in and out of cars. Barking at cars as some witnesses referred to. And she had a very young child in her hands,” Lauren Lettelier, Marion County Sheriff’s Office, said.

According to deputies, it happened Monday on East Highway 40 when Kayla Morgan was seen holding a baby, draped over her right arm as if said the report the baby was a jacket.

This is body cam video of the first deputy called to the scene.

“She thought the deputy was a monster who was going to suck out her blood. I mean that’s what these drugs do to people,” Lettelier said.

According to deputies when they tried to stop her deputies say Morgan starting walking in front of cars ran from the deputy and eventually dropped the baby head first on the side of Highway 40.

“So she was running away from the deputy. And you can see her running off the road and running into the grass. You can see the baby falling to the ground and it is quite disturbing to see.”

Once arrested deputies say Morgan told them she had taken meth and other drugs.

Morgan’s mother said her daughter has been dealing with postpartum depression and an abusive relationship and that she loves her son more than “life itself.”

But right now her infant son is in the hospital with a skull fracture from that fall.

In the meantime, Kayla Morgan is facing a judge on charges of aggravated child abuse and resisting an officer.

Investigators say Morgan admitted to taking the drug “molly” and methamphetamine for three days before the incident.

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