WATCH: Englewood cruiser struck by vehicle before pursuit, crash

Published: Sunday, June 24, 2018 @ 5:16 AM
Updated: Tuesday, June 26, 2018 @ 12:02 PM

Police in Englewood said a police cruiser was struck by another vehicle and it was caught on one of the city's traffic cameras.

UPDATE @Noon 6/26/18

Englewood police have released video that shows a vehicle striking a cruiser.

The suspect vehicle ultimately led police on a pursuit and was involved in a serious crash.

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Traffic cameras in Englewood caught the collision.

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The vehicle, a black 1989 Pontiac Bonneville, was stolen out of Huber Heights, police said.

The car crashed at the intersection of N. Main Street and Delaware Avenue early Sunday. The collision split the car in half. The driver was seen crawling out of the vehicle and fled the scene, police said.

UPDATE @ 9:27 a.m. 6/24/18

Dayton police are looking for the driver of the vehicle that split in two pieces after its rear struck a DP&L pole Sunday morning.

The vehicle, a black 1989 Pontiac Bonneville, was stolen out of Huber Heights and was involved in a pursuit in Englewood earlier in the night, according to a Dayton police report. 

The front of the vehicle was found approximately 30 yards south of the rear on its top near the intersection of North Main Street and Delaware Avenue, according to the report.

Police reported seeing a trail of blood from the car to a wooded area. 

A K9 from an outside agency attempted to track the driver but was unsuccessful, the report said. 

FIRST REPORT:

Police were dispatched to the intersection of N. Main Street and Delaware Avenue Sunday after a car split in half on impact.

The accident occurred at approximately 4:48 a.m. 

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Witnesses say the driver was traveling at a high rate of speed and swerved into a pole to avoid a semi-truck, causing the car to split in half on impact. The driver was seen crawling out of the car and fled the scene.

Dayton police use a K9 to track a suspect seen fleeing from the scene of an auto accident where the vehicle split in half on impact.(JEFFREY BROWN / STAFF)

Police are using a K9 to track the suspect. 

It is unknown at this time if the driver sustained any injuries.

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No other vehicles were involved.

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