NORTH LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) - At least five people were injured after an SUV fleeing from Broward Sheriff’s Office deputies crashed in North Lauderdale.
The crash happened in the area of Rock Island Road and McNab Road in North Lauderdale, just after 1:30 p.m., Tuesday.
Officials said it began when deputies began chasing a stolen silver Ford Explorer carrying suspects wanted for an armed robbery at the Cash America Pawn store in Lauderdale Lakes.
The chase began on Interstate 95 before going westbound on the wrong side of the road. The car then drove through a residential area before going back on the main roads and ending with a crash.
“As I was going home, I saw this police vehicle rushing east on McNab,” said witness Marcelin Joseph.
Several people were hurt in the crash and taken to the hospital. The extent of their injuries is unknown.
Three suspects were reported to have been in the Explorer at the time. Two have been taken into custody while a third is still believed to be at large.
Residents watching the scene unfold said the incident probably could have been prevented.
“Like, 99.9 percent of the time, they always get caught, so if you know you’re going to get caught, just don’t even bother,” said Amber Joseph, a resident who lives nearby. “Work for what you want. Don’t just try to steal everything, ’cause this ends up happening.”
The intersection at Rock Island and McNab Roads was been been blocked while officials worked the scene. It has since reopened.
If you have any information on the whereabouts of the third suspect, call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $3,000 reward.
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