6-month-old hurt during alleged road rage incident

6-month-old hurt during alleged road rage incident

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A six-month-old baby boy was transported to the hospital after being hurt during an alleged road rage incident in Murfreesboro Thursday.

Timothy Barlow and his girlfriend LeAnn Persinger told police they were driving down New Salem Highway when he passed a truck that was going too slow.

A short time later, Barlow said the truck started tailgating the family.

"We were already on the way to the hospital with my son and I approached a truck that wasn't even doing the speed limit, so I passed him.  After I passed him, I looked in my rear-view mirror and he was right on my bumper," Barlow told News 2.

The couple said the driver threw a bottle of cologne at the family's vehicle, causing the back window to break.  

Barlow said his child was sitting in the back of the pick-up truck in his rear-facing car seat when the glass instantly shattered.

"As soon as that window popped, it just shot everything into my son's face. Every bit of it went into my son's face," said Barlow.

"My boyfriend turned the light on and I had looked on his face and he [Gunner] had blood coming from his face and I just started screaming and crying," said mother Persinger.

Gunner was taken to Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital for treatment.

Barlow said he was able to take down the driver's license plate number and immediately called police.

The incident remains under investigation.

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