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‘DPS 911 not working’

“911 was not working,” a woman who declined to be identified told Variety after she saw a toddler fell out of a moving gray sedan heading north in San Jose on Thursday noon.

“I called DPS 911 but it was not working,” she said, adding that she kept calling. After her fifth attempt, she said the Department of Public Safety called back and told her to call 234-6016.

She said she and her husband were headed south when they saw a vehicle’s front passenger door open. A child fell out and rolled on the road, she added.

DPS public information officer Dre Pangelinan had not responded to this reporter’s inquiry as of press time Thursday night.

For his part, Department of Fire and Emergency Medical Services public information officer Derek Gersonde said an ambulance unit and emergency medical technicians were dispatched to the scene after receiving a call from a witness.

“I called our fire station and reported the incident,” Gersonde told Variety, adding that the person who called him said that DPS 911 was not answering.

Gersonde said the toddler who fell from the moving car did not sustain a serious injury. The toddler was not in a car seat at the time of the incident, he added.

Gersonde said he cannot provide additional information until the responding fire personnel submit their report.

But he said the vehicle’s driver was the mother of the toddler.