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Life Threatening Injuries for Victim of East Orange Crash; West Orange Police Followed Vehicle

By rlsmetro on
East Orange West Orange

An early morning crash in East Orange sent two people to the hospital with one of the victims suffering life threatening injuries.

Details regarding the crash are very limited but according to initial reports from the scene, a vehicle that attempted to crash into a West Orange Police cruiser shortly before 3:30 a.m in their city, had officers follower the vehicle that sped away at a high rate of speed.

According to authorities, the suspects occupying the fleeing vehicle made their way into the city of East Orange where it collided with a vehicle, then came to rest onto a street pole.

At least one victim was ejected from a vehicle onto the roadway at the intersection of Freeway Drive East at Harrison Street.

Eyewitnesses at the scene who rushed out of large apartment buildings in the area told RLS Metro Breaking News that the extremely loud crashing noise forced residents to windows and onto the streets where they witnessed West Orange Police attempting to rescue at least one male passenger from the vehicle shortly before a large contingency of first responders arrived to the scene.

"That was a young boy that they pulled out of the car and his head was bleeding after he we ejected from the vehicle" a female resident said. "I'm sorry but I am praying for him because from what I saw, it didn't look good" the resident continued.

EMS transported two victims to University Hospital in Newark with one of the victims suffering a life threatening head injury according to initial reports from authorities at the scene. The other victim's injuries were only reported to be serious (Female).

West Orange Police did not return calls made to their department as of 5:15 a.m.

It is not immediately known if the vehicle was reported stolen at this time.

An investigation is underway.