Video Shows Girl, 3, Ejected From Motorcycle in NE Dade

A 3-year-old girl was injured Wednesday after she rode off on a motorcycle unattended and was ejected from the bike before it crashed in NE Miami-Dade, police said.

The crash happened at around 5:30 p.m. near a Westar gas station on 16300 NE 6th Avenue, according to Miami-Dade police.

Surveillance video obtained by NBC 6 shows the motorcycle speeding westbound on NE 6th Avenue. The girl is ejected from the bike and falls to the ground. Her father, who was also on the motorcycle, falls off and runs after her.

According to MDPD spokesman Lee Cowart, the father, a 35-year-old whose name has not been released, came home that evening with food for this family. While inside the house, he and other people heard the motorcycle running and ran outside.

Cowart said the father saw his daughter on the motorcycle, driving westbound from the house. He ran after her and caught up with her while she crossed 6th Avenue – from there, the two fell off the bike.

The father was hospitalized with minor injuries, and the girl was airlifted to Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital with a traumatic head injury, Cowart said. She is expected to recover.

Further details were not immediately available.

This is a developing story. Check back with NBC 6 online or on the news at 11 p.m. for updates.