Police Chase Results in Accident with Innocent Motorist in Cleveland
CLEVELAND - According to a news story posted on nowhabersham.com, a 27-year-old man from Dahlonega led law enforcement on a police chase.* The driver did not sustain serious injury when he crashed his Jeep in downtown Cleveland. One witness captured the incident on video using her cellphone camera.
According to Georgia State Patrol, the suspect was fleeing Lumpkin and White County Sheriff's deputies on GA 115 when he collided with the front end of a Chevy Impala as the vehicle tried to make a left turn onto US 129. After the crash, the Jeep flipped over, hit a crosswalk sign, and then struck The Rustic Rooster Shop.
Georgia State Patrol troopers reported that the driver of this Jeep Wrangler was trying to escape from Sherriff's deputies when he crashed at the intersection of US 129 and GA 115 in Cleveland. The Jeep then struck this Chevy Impala.
The suspect sustained unknown injuries, according to Georgia State Patrol troopers from Post 6 in Gainesville. The Georgia State Patrol is investigating the car accident. The Impala driver, a 32-year-old woman from Cleveland, sustained accident-related injuries. An occupant in her vehicle, a 73-year-old man from Oklahoma, was allegedly not harmed.
According to the Georgia State Patrol troopers, there was no report explaining why the police chase began. The Georgia State Patrol announced that the Sheriff's office would handle all criminal charges.
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