Carjacked Vehicle Crashes in Hartford

Wednesday, Aug 21, 2013  |  Updated 5:18 PM EDT
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Carjacked Vehicle Crashes in Hartford

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A vehicle carjacked from the Elmwood Community Center in West Hartford crashed in Hartford after a police chase Wednesday afternoon.

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A vehicle carjacked from the Elmwood Community Center in West Hartford this morning crashed in Hartford after a police chase this afternoon.

Police spotted the 2003 White Toyota at Park Street and Putnam Street in Hartford around 3:50 p.m. As officers approached the car, the driver tried to flee, hitting two police cruisers, according to authorities.

The car crashed into a fence at the corner of Broad Street and Lincoln Street a short distance away. A suspect  jumped out of the car and fled on foot, according to police.  There were three other adults and two children in the car when it crashed into the fence, police said.  All of those people are accounted for. 

Earlier in the day, the car's owner reported he had been carjacked in the parking lot of the Elmwood Community Center. Officers responded to that scene around 12:45 p.m. The victim told police a man demanded his car keys and then grabbed the keys from him. He was not seriously injured, but was taken to the hospital as a precaution.

Police are still looking for the driver.

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