A Florida man was arrested Wednesday night on charges of crashing a stolen car and leaving his child behind as he fled police, MyFoxOrlando.com reported.

The baby, who was found in the backseat, was not seriously harmed. The child was taken to a hospital for observation, police said.

Police said they spotted a car matching that of a vehicle that had been reported stolen, but when they tried to pull it over, the motorist sped off, eventually crashing and fleeing the scene.

Larry Patterson, 19, was charged with fleeing and eluding law enforcement, leaving the scene of a crash with injuries, and child abuse, MyFoxOrlando.com reported.

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