Toddler thrown into field in Pennsylvania during argument

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Thursday, July 11, 2019
Toddler thrown into field in West Philadelphia during argument
Toddler thrown into field in West Philadelphia during argument. Trish Hartman has more on Action News at 6 p.m. on July 10, 2019.

PHILADELPHIA -- Philadelphia police are investigating why a toddler was thrown from a car during an argument Wednesday morning in a West Philadelphia.

Police say around 9:45 a.m. a man and a woman were having an argument in a tan Acura at 42nd and Lancaster Avenue.

Multiple witnesses have told Action News that they saw the man angrily remove a 1-year-old child from the car--still strapped in a car seat--and throw the child into the air, landing in a nearby grassy area.

Bystanders also say they saw the woman smashing the windows of the car with a bat and bricks.

Witness James Street, who works nearby, said, "The lady was beating up the car with a bat. And the gentleman got out the car and took the baby seat, with the baby in it, and tossed it halfway across the field like a football."

Police say the man was taken to Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. No word on his condition.

The child was taken to Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, treated for an abrasion to the forehead, and is in stable condition.

No word from police on any charges.

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