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Police Pursuit Ends in Crash, Officer Injured in Newark's Central Ward

By rlsmetro on

A police-car chase ended in a crash near a medical canter in Newark's Central Ward Tuesday morning, according to authorities. 

Around 2:35 a.m.  Newark Police Officers announced that a car had failed to pull over after they attempted a traffic stop for the vehicle wanted for a possible shooting incident and other felony crimes in the region.  Car crash

The suspects ignored officers' lights and sirens and then led officers on a pursuit through the lower West Ward, which ended in a collision just outside the St. Micheal's Hospital at the intersection of Central Avenue and Martin Luther King Boulevard. 

According to a preliminary investigation, the suspects occupied a 2019 Hyundai Genesis with Florida plates and sped away from the scene eastbound on Central Avenue immediately after the collision.  Car crash 2

At least one officer was transported to the hospital for non-life threatening injuries due to the single-vehicle crash, which deployed the car's airbags. 

A Newark Police cruiser was also damaged at West Market Street and Little Avenue intersection. 

The incident remains under investigation, and the suspects remain at large.