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Driver Fleeing Police Plows Into Two Cars

Driver Fleeing Police Plows Into Two Cars



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Courtney Orton Reporting Police thought they were chasing a carjacking suspect through Salt Lake last night, but learned that wasn't the case.

Police started chasing the suspect after someone called to report a carjacking. The chase ended several blocks away, at 900 West and 500 South, after the suspect plowed into two other cars.

After hitting the cars, the suspect got out and ran, but police caught and arrested him very quickly.

Lt. Gary Layton of the Salt Lake City Police Department said, "It was rather quick because the officers were right there on top of it. We were fortunate to have some officers in the area that picked up the car right away."

The person most seriously injured in the wreck was a 76-year-old woman, who was in the red car that was hit. She suffered a bruise to the head and was taken to the hospital.

Police learned the man they were chasing was not a carjacking suspect. They determined he and the man who owns the car know each other. Police are now talking to the man who owns the car to figure out just what happened.

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