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Police pursuit ends in wrong-way crash

Thursday, September 06, 2012
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Eight people, including 2 police officers, have suffered minor injuries in a wrong-way accident that followed a police pursuit on the southbound Major Deegan Expressway in the Bronx.

NewCopter 7 was over the scene in Mott Haven where police were chasing a vehicle on the Major Deegan Expressway.

Investigators say the driver of the vehicle hit a truck, was spun around and began driving the wrong way.

Witnesses say it began near the RFK/Triboro Bridge when officers in an unmarked police cruiser apparently ordered the driver to pull over.

Eight motorists were struck by or collided with the suspect as he was being chased.

The 18 year-old suspect was arrested without a scratch after the stolen car was cut-off and trapped by two police cruisers.

Two police officers were taken to the hospital with minor injuries. The six civilians who were hurt also suffered minor injuries.

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