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Two men injured in crash after fleeing police in Slopes

 


At approximately 6:10 p.m. on July 2, Zone 3 police were driving on Salisbury Street in the South Side Slopes when they approached a vehicle driving in the opposite direction.

The Officers observed a known 23-year-old man and another man in the car who was later determined to be 25. Officers knew from previous incidents the driver did not possess a valid driver’s license. They also believed there were warrants for the driver’s arrest.

As the officers turned their vehicle around to initiate a traffic stop, the suspect’s vehicle accelerated away. The driver lost control of his car and crashed into the front porch of a residence in the 2400 block Salisbury Street. The collision caused the porch roof to collapse. No one was on the porch at the time of the incident.

The driver and the passenger fled the vehicle on foot. After a brief foot pursuit, both were caught. One of the men was armed with a firearm. 

Both were transported to UPMC Mercy with injuries sustained as result of the crash. Their charges will include persons not to possess a firearm, fleeing and eluding police, unauthorized use of a vehicle, and forgery. Counterfeit money was found in the possession of the passenger.

 

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