KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) – A police chase that crossed state lines ended in a crash that injured people on Saturday evening.
The police chase started in Kansas City, Kansas after there was a rolling gun battle in the area 24th and Parallel between two vehicles. No shots were fired at officers during that incident.
Police starting pursuing one of those vehicles, a grey Chevrolet HHR, on aggravated assault charges. The other vehicle drove off and its location is unknown.
According to the KCKPD police chief, an instance of aggravated battery on a law enforcement officer then happened when the Chevrolet spun out on Glendale. The driver sped toward an officer who was standing by the driver's door, yelling for a suspect to put his hands up. The driver sideswiped the door, and the officer began the pursuit again.
The chase ended at 63rd and Brookside in Kansas City, Missouri after the Chevrolet ended up hitting a KCATA bus and an SUV.
According to police, the crash happened as the Chevrolet was going south on Brookside and refused to stop at a traffic light at 63rd Street.
A white Acura RDX and the bus were going east on 63rd Street and had the green light when the Chevrolet hit the Acura on the driver's side toward the rear of the vehicle.
The impact caused the Acura to spin around and hit the bus on its left rear side.
Four of the five males who were inside the Chevrolet then got out and ran. They were apprehended by officers from the KCPD and the KCKPD.
The fifth person in the car sustained serious injuries during the crash.
The KCKPD police chief said that a handgun was recovered from that car.
Police said the driver and passenger in the Acura were both taken to a local hospital. The driver had serious injuries and the passenger had injuries that were critical or possibly life-threatening.
The driver and only passenger on the bus were seen by EMS at the scene, but both refused treatment.
Witness: “Suspects looked really young, they tried to run away but police caught them. They [police] shouldn’t chase vehicles through this busy area.” pic.twitter.com/YGeKVTjTVs— Rudy Harper (@RudyKCTV5) February 24, 2019