High Speed Chase Injures At Least Five, Three Arrests
An armed robbery led police on a high speed chase and a crash in North Lauderdale on Tuesday leaving at least five people injured and three people are now under arrest.
According to a report that appeared on the NBCMiami.com website, it all began with an armed robbery that took place at the Cash America Pawn Store in Lauderdale Lakes at approximately 1:00 p.m. The thieves were using a stolen car in the robbery that was later spotted by police who gave chase.
A crash at the intersection of Rock Island Road and West McNab Road in North Lauderdale ended the chase. Five people were injured in the incident and were taken to area hospitals. One person bailed out of the vehicle during the chase and fled on foot to a nearby townhome and refused to come out.
Eyewitnesses familiar with the residents of the townhome say that there were two children inside at the time of the standoff with police and a SWAT team. The standoff lasted for a few hours before the third suspect in the armed robbery was taken into custody.
When criminals flee police in an attempt to avoid prosecution, the potential for getting in an accident can increase significantly. Accidents that happen as a result of police chases and other emergency vehicles responding to a crisis are far more common you might believe.
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