Monday May 26, 2008.MAPLE RIDGE - A car chase on the Lougheed Highway ended around 7:30 this morning when an unmarked police car slammed into the fugitive driver as they tried to flee on foot.
Eight police cars quickly surrounded the injured suspect, and paramedics arrived shortly afterward.
The chase, in which the driver of a large cargo truck swerved back and forth across lanes of traffic on the Lougheed Highway between Mission and Maple Ridge and hit at least one vehicle - a parked police car - in its path, lasted about half an hour, even as the truck's left rear tire appeared to be blown out.
The chase ended when the truck faltered going uphill, then began backing up into oncoming traffic. The truck came to a stop in a ditch and the driver tried to run across the highway when he was hit. He has been loaded into an ambulance.
A still of the truck chased by police in Maple Ridge Monday morning.
The eastbound lanes of Lougheed Highway are closed at Kanaka until further notice.
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Location: Maple Ridge, British Columbia, Canada (load item map)
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