1 Injured After Police Chase, Crash In West End

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — One person was seriously injured after a police pursuit ended with a vehicle going airborne and crashing in Pittsburgh’s West End Sunday night.

The incident started around 10 p.m. near the West End Circle when police say the driver of a Jaguar apparently started to make an illegal turn. When officers tried to flag him down, the driver reportedly picked up speed and that’s when the chase began.

When the car crashed near a BP gas station on Route 51, it reportedly went about 15 feet in the air and came down nose first. Skid marks could be seen on the road where the crash happened. The vehicle also hit a guardrail and dragged it during the chase.

The driver was taken to Allegheny General Hospital, where he was last reported to be in critical condition.

Police remained on the scene late Sunday night. Accident investigators were also called to the scene.

Authorities reportedly had to close both lanes of Route 51 for hours as they investigated the accident.

Stay with KDKA for the latest details.

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  • Dan

    Stop chasing cars, someone innocent is going to get killed !

    • Jim

      If cops quit chasing cars, then exactly how are you going to catch these criminals, especially the ones that are STEALING cars? You can’t just write down the license plate and ‘let them go’ and track them down after the fact. The problem is the criminals….

    • Just Saying...

      Why don’t we stop treating the criminals once they crash? I’m sure they would think twice if they knew they wouldn’t be rushed to the hospital in an ambulance when they crash.

  • Michael

    You have to wonder what kind of massive idiot would try to outrun police in a 30 year old Jaguar XJ6. Your going to loose.

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  • dr michael

    Another fine outstanding citizen running from the law. When will these people ever learn…..

  • johnny69

    Please stop prosecuting MURDERERS! Someone innocent is already killed! Stop prosecuting welfare fraud! How am I gonna sleep all day and lay down wif my wimen if I gotta go work?

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