Baby on board in high-speed chase in Guadalupe
November 7, 2014
A baby girl survived a high-speed police chase that ended in a rollover collision Thursday in Guadalupe. [KSBY]
Police said Guadalupe resident Angel Lopez allegedly stole a Toyota minivan in San Luis Obispo County. Officers spotted the minivan shortly before 11:30 a.m. in Guadalupe and attempted to pull it over.
Lopez fled from police with his girlfriend and the approximately 1-year-old baby in the car.
A witness said Lopez raced down Tognaazini Avenue and through the yard of a home before hitting an electrical wire. The vehicle then flipped and landed on its side.
Officers said they found the baby girl safe in the woman’s arms and Lopez hiding in the back seat. The baby did not suffer any obvious injuries but was taken to hospital as precaution.
Police say the baby was in a car seat when the crash occurred. Still, Lopez and his girlfriend could each face charges of felony child endangerment.
Lopez, who was on parole at the time of the incident, suffered a broken collarbone in the crash.