3 subjects in custody after chase through Broward County

LAUDERHILL, FLA. (WSVN) - Three people have been taken into custody after a chase ended in Cooper City.

Lauderhill Police and Broward Sheriff’s Office deputies could be seen pursuing a white Nissan SUV near Sheridan Street and Palm Avenue just before 3 p.m., Friday.

The SUV crashed into another vehicle at the intersection of Hiatus Road and Sheridan Street and continued to lead authorities on a chase.

Rodrigo Otolara, 72, and his wife Miriam were inside of the other car involved in the crash with the subjects were taken to the hospital. Authorities said one of the elderly victims spoke with investigators before being taken to the hospital.

It does not appear that either of their injuries are life threatening, according to the couple’s son, Juan Otalora.

“It could be worse, so at least they took them to the hospital,” he said. “They’re taking care of them, and we’ll see what happens.”

Later on in the pursuit, the SUV turned into the Flamingo Lakes complex in the area of Southwest 51st Street and Flamingo Road.

“They turned into the complex over there, almost hitting the kids,” witness Jacklyn Katzelnik said. “Then, they went around the complex, and then, they came down our street here and bailed out right over here by the lake. It was pretty scary.”

The chase ultimately came to an end in Cooper City when the three subjects bailed out of the car. However, law enforcement took all three subjects into custody near Southwest 55th Street and Flamingo Road after using K-9 units.

According to investigators, the pursuit began after an armed robbery in Boca Raton.

Two of the subjects were transported to a nearby hospital, but it remains unclear why they were taken there.

It remains unknown what charges the three in custody will face.

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