PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Police have filed charges against one man in connection with the violent high-speed chase that ended in a crash over the weekend and injured several people.
Five people were hurt in the crash on Baum Boulevard in the city on Sunday night.
Now Pittsburgh Police say they have filed more than 50 offenses against 22-year-old Donovan Robinson who was allegedly driving the fleeing vehicle.
He is charged with possessing unlawful body armor, fleeing and eluding police, four counts of aggravated assault by vehicle, four counts of accidents involving death or personal injury, two counts of endangering the welfare of a child, two counts of corruption of a minor, and 11 counts of reckless endangerment.
It all started when officers tried to pull over a white Chevrolet car at the intersection of North Negley Avenue and Black Street in East Liberty.
The chase lasted about five minutes. After the crash, police started digging around the white Chevy and found “a ballistic vest, two ski masks, and a police scanner.”
Five people were injured in the crash. A 12-year-old girl, now identified as Destiny Hanner, suffered the most serious injuries and was taken to UPMC Mercy Hospital. She is now listed as being in grave condition.
As a result of the chase, Pittsburgh Police Chief Cameron McLay has suspended all chases unless the driver is involved in a violent felony.
Robinson was arraigned in the early morning hours of Wednesday after he was released from the hospital.
He is being held in jail on $30,000 bond.