East Cleveland police officer injured in chase resulting in crash

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EAST CLEVELAND, Ohio (WJW) — An East Cleveland police chase resulted in a vehicle crash that injured multiple people Tuesday afternoon, officials reported.

It happened in the area of St. Clair Avenue and East 123rd Street. East Cleveland Police Chief Scott Gardner said two cars, which were not involved in the chase, crashed. That sent one of the vehicles into the police cruiser.

One driver then fled on foot. The officer and the other driver were taken to the hospital.

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The driver of the vehicle being pursued crashed as well, Gardner said, but was able to walk away from the scene.

Gardner said the plates did not match the suspect’s vehicle. An investigation is still on going into this incident.

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