Woman Grabs Baby Out of Car After Rollover Crash in Newington

A woman was involved in a rollover crash in Newington on Monday night and was seen grabbing her baby out of the car before fleeing the scene.

Police said the accident on the 400 block of Harford Avenue was reported on 7:39 p.m.

Witnesses told police the car rolled over and the woman driving escaped before grabbing her baby from the car, police said. 

When police arrived to the scene, the woman and baby were nowhere to be found, so officers began a search.

The woman was found with her child in a swampy, marshy area about 100 yards from the scene, Newington Police said. 

Police and fire crews rescued the woman and her child. They were transported by ambulance to the hospital to be checked out as a precaution but did not have serious injuries, according to police.

Hartford Avenue was closed for about 45 minutes while the accident was cleared and the car was towed away.

The accident is under investigation and it is not clear whether charges will be filed against the driver.

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