Toddler Nearly Hit By Car, Mother Charged With Child Abuse

A 3-year-old was almost hit by car at 2 in the morning.

Boyne City Police have now arrested the mother for child abuse.

Boyne City Police say it took them six hours Saturday to get in touch with Courtney Aytes.

Police say a home health care worker almost hit her child, who was in the road at 2 a.m.

After narrowly avoiding the toddler, she found the child covered in scratches and shivering.

The investigation led police to an apartment Aytes and child were staying at.

Police say the child had never been to the apartment before, so the child left.

Aytes is charged with fourth-degree child abuse.