4 Officers Hurt When Police Cars Crash During Chase
CLEVELAND, Ohio — Four Cleveland police officers were hurt early Saturday morning when a couple of cruisers crashed during a chase.
The incident began at around 1:30 a.m. on Frankfort Avenue, when officers pulled over a car — with three occupants — for blasting loud music.
According to a police report, officers approached the vehicle and saw the driver reach towards his waistband area. They ordered the driver to show his hands, but he failed to comply, prompting one of the officers to draw his weapon. That’s when, according to police, the driver sped off, nearly hitting two officers.
Police cars pursued the vehicle until it stopped at a parking lot near Frankfort Avenue and West 6th Street. The driver and one of the passengers ran from the scene while the other passenger remained in the car and was taken into custody. Officers eventually caught up with the driver and arrested him.
The report states that sometime during the chase, two Cleveland police cars were involved in a crash. Four officers were taken to MetroHealth Medical Center, where they were treated and released.
Officials said further details were not available.