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Innocent driver suffers life-threatening injuries after police chase, crash

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Posted at 8:18 AM, Feb 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-24 09:18:50-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — An innocent driver suffered life-threatening injuries after a suspect led police on a high speed chase and crash at 85th & Holmes Saturday night.

Officers were attempting a car check on a vehicle leaving the scene of a call to service just before 9:00 p.m. Saturday when the Black Chevy Cruz took off at a high rate of speed.

One officer ended the chase, but the suspect continued, and struck a westbound green Volkswagen Bug at 85th & Holmes.

The driver of the Chevy Cruz tried to flee on foot, but as an officer was catching the suspect, they both fell down an embankment.

The suspect suffered a possible broken arm, the officer only suffered minor scrapes and bruises.

The suspect was taken into custody.

The driver of the Volkswagen suffered life-threatening injuries in the crash.