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Mom and Baby Escape Carjacker

Thinkstock/Getty Images(BALTIMORE) -- A young mother is lucky to be alive after she escaped a carjacker by rolling out of her Lexus on busy highway I-495, the Capital Beltway.

On Wednesday night 24-year-old Elysya -- who didn't want to give her last name -- pulled into a gas station on Edmondson Avenue in Baltimore in her 1995 Lexus with her 20-month old son, Juju.

She was starting to exit the car to go inside the gas station when Terron Alvin White, 22, also a Balitmore resident, jumped in the driver's seat, and drove off. White reportedly reached speeds in excess of 100 mph, and side-swipped a state trooper on I-95.

Minutes later another trooper saw White on 1-495, the Capital Beltway. He tried to pursue White, but police said White refused to stop.

At one point White slowed to about 10 to 20 miles an hour and that's when police said Elysya grabbed her son in her arms, clutched him to her chest, and pushed open the car door.

"He was weaving all over the roads and kind of close to the shoulder when she decided to make her move," Maryland State Police spokesperson Elena Russo told

Fortunately for Elysya she was already nearly surrounded by police. Behind the trooper were three other patrol cars.

"I really didn't want to jump but I didn't know what else to do," Elysya told WJZ. "So I acted like I was putting my seat belt on with this hand and I pushed the door open while he was looking in the rearview mirror."

Shortly afterward White pulled over onto the shoulder of the Beltway and was taken into custody.

Documents obtained from the District Court of Maryland show White faces several charges including kidnapping of an adult and child, assault, and theft. Incredibly, Elysya only suffered a cut to her head and the baby escaped unharmed. They were both brought to Suburban Hospital and discharged Thursday morning, Russo said.

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