A huge number of police vehicles were involved in a recent chase in Florida as suspects attempted to flee in a rented GMC Savana van. The incident ended in Northwest Miami-Dade, with subjects in the van accused of assaulting a police officer. Video of the incident shows police officers attempt multiple pit maneuvers, and incredibly, the GMC Savana keeps rolling at high speeds despite the damage and even a flat tire.
A special report from local Fox affiliate WSVN-TV shows how the incident played out, including how it ended. Footage of the chase opens to show traffic on a multi-lane freeway, with the rented GMC Savana fleeing from what appears to be a sea of flashing red and blue lights. Police cruisers and police motorcycles are in pursuit.
The video shows the GMC Savana weaving in and out of traffic, leaning over to one side, presumably a result of the flat tire. Much of the traffic is seen staying put rather than moving out of the way of police officers, despite all the lights and presumably a choir of sirens. The GMC Savana nearly collides with several vehicles, and is likely hard to control as a result of the flat. Police officers can be seen tailing the van at very close proximity. According to the news report, the van is traveling well over 80 mph, even approaching 100 mph at times.
Around the six-minute mark, the video captures a closer shot of the van, showing the blown tire. A few moments later, police attempt a pit maneuver, sending the GMC Savana into a wall. The driver keeps their foot down and continues on, right before police perform another pit maneuver, once again sending the van into a wall. A traffic cone gets sandwiched into the fender. Eventually, the van is surrounded, with police drawing their weapons as they exit their cruisers.
Check out the full video right here: