NORTH ST. LOUIS COUNTY (KMOV) – A woman and her 2-year-old son were ejected after the Hyundai they were in was hit by a stolen vehicle being chased by North County sheriffs on Thursday morning. Six.
The crash happened around 8:50 a.m. Officers say they discovered a red Dodge sedan was stolen at Riverview and that I-270 had been stolen during a carjacking in St. Louis on Thursday night. The suspect then led the police pursuit and officers tried to lower the spikes to flatten the Dodge’s tires, but they were unsuccessful.
Eventually, the Dodge hit a black Hyundai turning west onto Hudson Road from West Florissant. The Hyundai then crashed into a power pole and caught fire. A woman and her 2-year-old child inside a Hyundai were pushed out. They suffered life-threatening injuries. The Dodge then crashed into a white Oldsmobile; The driver inside the Oldsmobile suffered minor injuries.
The suspect is in custody and taken to hospital, but police say he is uninjured.
Police said because the vehicle was taken during a violent incident, it qualifies for a police pursuit. Officers found a gun in the suspect’s car.
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