5 injured in car crash after chase in Sacramento

11:43 PM, Jul 4, 2012   |    comments
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SACRAMENTO, CA - Five people were injured in a crash after a police chase on Highway 50 in Sacramento Wednesday evening.

A California Highway Patrol motorcycle officer attempted to stop a Chevy Camero for speeding. The driver pulled to the shoulder, almost came to a stop and then took off again southbound, CHP Sgt. Bill Languemi said.

Someone in the car tossed a gun out of the car window before speeding off. The Camaro, with a male driver and his female passenger, reached speeds up to 140 mph.

Languemi said the CHP officer's motorcycle topped off at 120 mph and couldn't keep up with the Camaro.

At the Bradshaw off ramp, the officer saw the crash.

The Camaro turned sideways, went over the center divider and hit a Suburban traveling northbound.

Languemi said the Suburban had a family of four inside: the mom and dad suffered non-life threatening injuries; the grandmother suffered a broken left foot; and an 8-year-old, who was sitting in the right rear, had to get surgery for possible internal bleeding, which appears to be non-life threatening.

The woman in the Camaro suffered major facial and head injuries, but are non-life threatening. Languemi said she will not be charged for the crash.

Languemi said the driver of the Camaro, a 21-year-old man from Stockton, suffered cuts and bruises and was booked for a DUI, felony evading officers, felon in possession of a handgun.


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