The driver of a Pontiac G6 Coupe was taken into custody this week after he led police on a brief chase in Independence, Ohio.
According to local ABC affiliate News 5 Cleveland, the Independence Police Department pulled over the Sunburst Orange-colored Pontiac G6 on Wednesday afternoon for a simple traffic violation. As he ran the male driver’s information, the officer noticed the suspect was driving on a suspended license and had multiple warrants out for his arrest.
As backup arrived on the scene, the suspect put his Pontiac two-door into drive and fled. Police gave chase, following him as he weaved through traffic in a busy part of town. The chase ended when the driver ran a red light and t-boned an innocent motorist’s Ford Ranger, flipping the truck and rendering the Pontiac immobile. With a destroyed getaway vehicle and nowhere to run, the suspect surrendered to police.
Both the driver of the Pontiac and the sole occupant of the Ford Ranger were taken to a nearby hospital for treatment. Police did not say what the condition of the Ford driver was, although they confirmed the person was injured in the crash.
Police are not releasing the driver’s name at this time. This incident is still under investigation, although authorities say they will seek “multiple indictments,” over the chase and subsequent wreck.
This isn’t the first time in recent weeks that we’ve seen the driver of a late-2000s era GM passenger car cause a dangerous wreck. Late last month, the driver of a Chevy Malibu was caught on video instigating a multi-vehicle wreck after they made a last-minute lane change without checking their blind spot. Unlike this crash, no one was hurt in that incident.
Check out the video embedded below to see the entire police chase and crash from start to finish.