SAN DIEGO – California Highway Patrol officers found a six-month-old baby in the backseat of a speeding Honda Civic after it smashed into another car during a pursuit in City Heights Sunday night.
Sometime before 10:30 p.m., CHP officers spotted two cars street racing on northbound Interstate 15, near Market Street. A chase ensued with one of the cars, a Honda Civic.
The Civic exited the freeway at University Avenue, shut off its headlights and ran a red light at an intersection at the top of the ramp, according to CHP. In the process, the Civic T-boned a Toyota Corolla, knocking the Corolla onto its side.
In the backseat of the Civic, San Diego Fire-Rescue crews found the driver's infant child in a baby seat that had flipped over. The baby was taken to Rady Children's Hospital with injuries not considered serious, CHP said. The driver was arrested at the scene.
The female driver of the Corolla was not seriously hurt. Firefighters had to break a window to rescue her two dogs out of the back of her car.
Officers found alcohol and open containers of marijuana in the Civic, CHP said. The driver faces felony charges of evading a peace officer, child endangerment and racing. His name was not immediately confirmed.
It was not clear who would be taking care of the child.