SUV flees police mobile and crashes with child inside
MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) – A driver and his child passenger were taken to hospital on Friday after the driver drove away from mobile police on Dauphin Street and crashed into a tree next to Sage Park.
Mobile police said around 12:45 p.m. officers attempted to stop a vehicle on Dauphin and Florida streets. Police say the driver refused to stop and led officers on a short chase.
However, due to the time of day and traffic conditions, police said they stopped the chase.
Police said the driver continued to drive recklessly on Dauphin Street when he hit a tree. At the scene, WKRG News 5 could see Mobile Police officers looking inside the SUV and removing some items.
We saw a handcuffed man in the back of a police car. A witness eating lunch in the Sage Park car park said he heard tires squeal and saw the driver crash into a tree before coming to a stop in the median.
The driver and child were taken to hospital with minor injuries. The police are still investigating.
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