Infant sustains skull fracture after car stolen in Rochester leads to police chase, crash

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — An infant suffered a skull fracture injury after a stolen vehicle in Rochester led to a police chase and crash earlier this week, according to court paperwork.

According to police, a Lincoln SUV, with a 3-month-old child in the backseat, was stolen by a 17-year-old female on East Ridge Road on Tuesday.

Authorities say the teen led police on a chase, while driving recklessly at high speeds. They say she ultimately crashed into an embankment, which caused a “significant” skull fracture to the child, who is currently being treated at Strong Memorial Hospital.

The baby was taken to Strong Memorial Hospital for treatment and court documents show that child suffered a skull fracture.

Authorities say the 17-year-old female was arraigned Wednesday and charged with:

  • Assault in the 1st Degree
  • Reckless Endangerment in the 1st Degree
  • Unlawful Imprisonment in the 1st Degree
  • Endangering the welfare of a child
  • Grand larceny in the fourth degree

Check back with News 8 WROC as we will continue to update this developing story.

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