2 hurt, 1 arrested after high-speed chase that barreled through both sides of the state line
41 Action News Staff
4:44 PM, Feb 13, 2013
11:40 AM, Feb 14, 2013
KANSAS CITY, Kan. - One suspect and a bystander were injured in a high-speed police chase that started in Kansas City, Mo., and ended after a crash with another vehicle in Kansas City, Kan.
Officers from both cities took part in the pursuit.
The chase went from westbound Interstate 70 to a shopping center and through several quiet streets until the white Nissan Pathfinder ricocheted off the other vehicle and into a tree. The driver, who police say is a suspect in a series of burglaries, went the wrong way on several roads and exceeded speeds of 90 miles per hour.
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The chase started at I-70 and Broadway around 4:30 p.m. Wednesday. The suspect was taken down by several officers 20 minutes later outside a home at 52nd and Georgia.
Carla Rogers and her family were inside their home when the suspect crashed into their front yard.
"We heard the sirens first and we saw the silver SUV coming down the road and it looked like it lost control," Rogers said. "It looked like it was coming up toward us. So at that time I had already turned my back and was trying to run into the house because I was panicking."
According to police, officers were in the middle of arresting the suspect as part of an undercover operation when he fled.
The mother of the other driver hit during the chase rushed to the scene after hearing the news.
"He just left my house," Lendr Roston said. "I was upstairs asleep, and then Big Mike called and told me my son was in an accident and seen him on TV. So I jumped up immediately and came up here to rescue my baby."