Man crashes car, abandons 'seriously injured' 6-year-old daughter in backseat


A Northern California man abandoned his 6-year-old daughter in the backseat of a car after he crashed the car while fleeing police. The little girl, trapped in the backseat, suffered serious injuries.

Kelvin Govan, 29, was driving a car matching the description of the suspects in a home invasion robbery on Thursday. When police spotted the car and tried to pull Govan over, the father sped up instead. Govan lost control of the car and crashed into a wall. He and a male passenger ran away, leaving his 6-year-old daughter in the car.

Officers found the girl in the car and she was rushed to the hospital. The girl suffered substantial head trauma that required surgery. She is expected to survive.

Shortly after the accident, the passenger was found by police and arrested. He is being help on suspicion of resisting arrest. Govan managed to escape. Police later found out that Govan and the passenger had nothing to do with the robbery that caused the chase. The police issued a statement saying:

"We ask that the man responsible for today's pursuit surrender himself to police. If you know who he is and where he is, please call the police and tell us. He placed everyone, especially his daughter, in great danger when he chose to flee from officers."

It is still unclear why Govan fled from police as he wasn't responsible for the robbery.

Watch this video to learn about a woman who abandoned her child when accused of a crime:

Mother Abandons Daughter After Being Caught Shoplifting
Mother Abandons Daughter After Being Caught Shoplifting

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