A 40-minute chase through Orange County came to an abrupt end Wednesday afternoon when a white car T-boned a Jeep moving through an intersection.
Authorities say they were pursuing a white car being driven by burglary suspects. The chase began in East Orange County. The vehicle narrowly avoided several accidents as it weaved through traffic, hopped medians and drove on the wrong side of road, using heavily traveled streets like Lake Underhill Road and Colonial Drive.
According to the Orange County Sheriff's Office, a homeowner in the east side of the county reported that two men kicked in the door of his home. The man said he screamed, startling the suspects, authorities said. Sheriff's Office officials said they believe the suspects did not expect to find the man home at the time.
The driver hit the Jeep when it was passing through Orange Avenue and Colonial Drive. The crash involved at least four vehicles in all.
The driver of the car that was hit appeared to be moving as firefighters strapped him down for transportation to a hospital.
Authorities said six people in all suffered injuries. One person was a trauma alert. A second refused treatment. The remaining four were transported to a hospital.
The two suspects suffered significant leg injuries, authorities said. Both are expected to survive. Authorities said their injuries were more serious than the driver of the Jeep who was hit.
The suspects' names have not been released. Authorities say they found a firearm and cannabis inside the white vehicle.
Two dogs were also seen running from the scene. They were recovered and reunited with their owners.
In: Regional News
Tags: high speed chase, police pursuit, crash, t-bone, florida, raw video, caught on tape
Location: Orlando, Florida, United States (load item map)
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