Driver crashes into RTA bus, 3 other vehicles while leading Brook Park police on a chase

Published: Aug. 11, 2022 at 10:48 AM EDT
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CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - A short Brook Park police chase ended in Cleveland Wednesday night around 10 p.m.

A 24 year-old driver crashed into an RTA bus and several other cars.

“You put yourself at risk if you flee from police as well as other people,” Tom Dickel, Chief of Police for the Brook Park Police Department said.

A Brook Park police officer pulled the man over near 150th and Brookpark road for expired plates.

Initially, the driver did stop - however, as soon as the officer returned to his squad car to look up some information, he fled.

The driver didn’t get far, the chase lasting seconds before the driver smacks into other vehicles.

19 News learned there was also a passenger in the car.

“The passenger was found to have warrants so he was taken into custody and transferred to those agencies. The driver was injured, transferred to the hospital, brought back here and taken to court,” Dickel said.

Police said all vehicles involved had significant damage.

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