Driver Fleeing from Police Crashes Into Poles in Cheshire

One person has been taken to the hospital after fleeing from police in Cheshire and hitting two utility poles.

The chase started when officers tried to stop a black BMW station wagon that was speeding on Cheshire Street around 10:45 a.m., but the driver kept going and sped up, police said.

The officer who was chasing the driver lost sight of the wagon, but alerted other officers and a second officer saw a similar vehicle on Maple Avenue and tried to stop it.

Again, the driver kept going and when through the intersection of Maple Avenue and West Main Street, where he lost control and hit a utility pole, police said.

The station wagon spun around and hit another utility pole before eventually stopping.

Once the vehicle was stopped, officers helped remove the driver, who was partially ejected from the driver’s seat, and provided medical aid until an ambulance brought him to St. Mary Hospital.

The injuries are not life-threatening and police are investigating. They have not yet identified the driver.

Main Street was closed for around four hours, but has reopened.

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