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Three people hurt in police pursuit crash in Clearwater

CLEARWATER

Police chase tally: 3 injured, 2 cruisers damaged

Two police officers and a civilian suffered minor injuries in a crash stemming from a pursuit near downtown, officials said. Authorities said the Friday night incident began when an officer attempted a traffic stop near Cleveland Street and Evergreen Avenue, said city spokeswoman Joelle Castelli. The car fled, then rammed a police cruiser that tried to stop it at an intersection. Officers began a pursuit. As officers drove south on Missouri Avenue, a driver in a car up ahead heard the pursuit and stopped in the center lane. An officer tried to pass the car but clipped it. Then a second cruiser ran into the back of the first cruiser. The crash occurred about 7 p.m. on Missouri just south of Lakeview Road. Both officers were taken to a hospital, as was the person in the car that was clipped, Castelli said. The suspects from the traffic stop were eventually stopped and taken into custody, she said. Police on Friday night did not release the identities of any of the people involved in the incident.

Three people hurt in police pursuit crash in Clearwater 03/05/10 [Last modified: Saturday, March 6, 2010 12:43am]
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