BUFFALO, NY - Two suspects in a Jeep led State Police on a wild chase Sunday afternoon that ended with a three-car collision and seven people sent to Erie County Medical Center.
It began when troopers tried to pull over a Jeep near Niagara Square in downtown Buffalo at about 4:15 p.m., according to a statement released by State Police Sunday night. Rather than stopping, the driver of the Jeep sped off. The Jeep hit two vehicles, a Hyundai and a Ford Fusion, when it ran a red light at the corner of Delaware Avenue and Edward Street.
Tyler Cline, driver of the Hyundai, told 2 On Your Side that he was stopped at the intersection when his car was hit by the Jeep.
"He was coming from the side at a really high speed and hit us," said Cline. "When they crashed, they got out and one of the guys started running and the cop tried to grab him and he kind of got away from him. I was out of the car by then and he ran right by him, so I tackled him and held him down until the cop could get there."
A total of seven people were injured, according to troopers, including both suspects in the Jeep. Injuries range from cuts and bruises to broken bones to a concussion.
Delaware Avenue between Tupper and Virginia Streets was closed until about 11 p.m. as members of the State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit and Bureau of Criminal Investigation conducted their investigation.
Charges are pending in the case.