5 hospitalized after police chase car for evading traffic stop in Englewood


Five people are in the hospital after a car crash in Englewood Sunday afternoon, according to Sergeant Mike Lang from the Englewood Police Department.

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An Englewood Police officer tried to conduct a traffic stop for speed and fictitious license plates of a tan Volvo on North Main Street towards Sweet Potato Ridge Road.

“The suspect vehicle did not stop with the officer’s lights and sirens and proceeded 1.3 miles down Main Street from Wolf Avenue right here to Sweet Potato Ridge Road,” Lang said.

While trying to flee, the Volvo t-boned a white Toyota while trying to turn left on Sweet Potato Ridge Road.

The Volvo then went left onto a sidewalk where the driver hit two pedestrians who were walking southbound. The two pedestrians have serious injuries and have been transported to a hospital, according to the sergeant.

The initial police officer chasing the Volvo immediately got out of their cruiser and joined bystanders to perform life-saving measures on the two pedestrians.

“Not only were other bystanders involved, the officer involved in pursuit left for the cruiser and immediately rendered aid to the pedestrian,” Lang said.

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The driver of the Toyota was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, Lang said.

The Volvo continued up through the yard and then came to a stop before hitting the house.

There were two people in the Volvo who then ran away from the scene. A K-9 found the two suspects in a shed four houses down from the crash.

“The suspects in the vehicle who have since been determined to both have active warrants to Montgomery County, are now suffering from drug overdose symptoms and have also been transported to the hospital,” Lang said.

These events all occurred within 60 seconds, from the time the traffic stop began, to when the K-9 found the suspects.

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office has taken over the case and will now investigate.

Sergeant Lang is not sure how long the roadways will be affected, but drivers can still get to North Main Street northbound and take Sweet Potato to go south.


Police and medics are on scene of a reported serious injury crash in Englewood.

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Englewood Police dispatch confirmed crews are on the scene of the crash near the intersection of North Main Street and Sweet Potato Ridge Road.

The crash was reported before 4 p.m., according to initial reports.

Dispatch was unable to immediately provide details on how many injuries had been reported or how the crash occurred.

A News Center 7 crew is on scene and they see multiple emergency vehicles including the City of Union Police cars, Englewood Firetrucks, Englewood Police cars, Clayton Police cars, and Clayton Fire Department vehicles.

“We’re in an interesting jurisdictional area right now, the crash actually happened in Clayton and then about 100 yards down the road is the City of Union. So basically, Englewood, Union and Clayton police and of course the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office will handle the investigation,” Lang said.

The crew can also see a tan Volvo which went up into the yard of a home on N Main Street. They can see that the front end of the car is up against the front porch.

There is a white Toyota which is left of center, on N Main Street, according to the crews on scene.

The driver’s side of the Toyota is smashed and the driver’s side tire is sideways, they added.

Traffic is moving northbound only with one lane open headed towards the city, the crew said

This is breaking news and once News Center 7 learns more information, we will update the story.

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