4 people hurt after high speed chase ends in crash at Fairfield, E 70th
SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) - Emergency crews responded to the scene of a crash in Shreveport on Tuesday, Sept. 14.
It happened at around 11 a.m. on the corner of E 70th Street and Fairfield Avenue. A witness on the scene says it was a high-speed chase that ended in a crash.
Police on the scene say a Mustang was seen speeding and when officers tried to pull the vehicle over, the driver refused to stop. The traffic stop turned into a high-speed chase that lasted for about six or eight blocks. Officials say the vehicle ran the light at E 70th and Fairfield and t-boned a passing truck.
“We felt the ‘boom,’ and I was like, ‘oh my gosh,’” Rosie Roberts, who works at a nearby business, said.
The suspect driving the Mustang was taken to a local hospital. He’s facing charges of aggravated flight and two counts of negligent injury.
Police say in total, four people were hurt, three of which were taken to the hospital. One of the injured people was inside King Tire when the crash happened, and was hit by debris.
Wynona Ealy works across the street from the King Tire shop. She said the increase in crime makes her concerned for her safety.
“It’s gun shots, or once I clock in at 8:45, I hear sirens from ambulance, fire trucks, kind of repetitiously, all day long.”
No other information is available right now. We will update this story when we know more.
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