Toddler falls out of SUV during Texas police chase

By David Edwards
Wednesday, June 13, 2012 9:55 EDT
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Toddler falls from SUV during Texas police chase
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An 18-month-old girl was treated for minor injuries after she was thrown from an SUV during a police chase in Lubbock, Texas.

Police said that they were notified by a 19-year-old victim Saturday night after the toddler’s 17-year-old father and three other teenagers allegedly stole her purse.

Authorities were pursuing the teens when a police cruiser’s video camera caught the SUV’s driver losing control and flipping the vehicle. The toddler can be seen falling out onto the pavement. After a few seconds, the shocked child stands and then falls again. Someone from the stolen vehicle then grabs the child and attempts to flee on foot.

Kenny Jimenez, the 17-year-old father, was later arrested. Two 16-year-old girls and a 14-year-old boy were also taken into custody.

The teens face multiple charges including aggravated robbery, organized crime and injury to a child.

Watch this video from KYTX, broadcast June 12, 2012.

David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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