Police Chase Ends in Vehicle Crash in Savannah, Georgia
SAVANNAH, GA. – According to a news story reported online at wsav.com, a police chase ended in a vehicle crash in Savannah, Georgia. The news report says that two people involved in the accident were injured, and the suspect driver was arrested at the scene.*
The Savannah Police Department and WSAV report that on the morning of April 20, officers were pursuing a vehicle believed to be driven by a suspect in an earlier aggravated assault. The chase reached high speeds and ended with a vehicle crash. The suspect reportedly crashed into a car at Whitaker Street and Liberty Street in Savannah.
WSAV reports that two people in the car were injured, though the extent of their injuries was not described. Neither of the victims were identified.
Several witnesses saw the incident and told reporters that the suspect might have crashed into multiple parked cars before the final crash.
“We crossed the street and just hoped nobody was in those vehicles that were badly injured because the sound was sickening,” a witness said.
Another witness said that the suspect exited his vehicle after the crash and then attempted to flee on foot.
“As soon as he hit the car, he got out and started running on foot,” said the witness. “He seemed to be barefoot, I guess. Then there was a cop who slammed on his brakes, got out of his car, and started running after him, chasing him, yelling at him to stop…”
Officers caught up to the suspect and placed him under arrest. Georgia State Patrol will be handling the investigation of the incident.
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