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3 Officers, 2 Civilians Hurt When Stolen Car Rams Vehicles in Hartford

(Published Friday, July 24, 2015)

Three Hartford officers and two civilians were hurt when a stolen car smashed into police cruisers and several other vehicles in the North End of Hartford Friday afternoon, according to police.

Police said the wild chase started on Weston Street, where a driver got out of his car to speak with an elderly woman.

"Unfortunately, he left his door open and his van running. As he was speaking with the old lady, the suspect jumped in the van and took off and stole the vehicle," said Hartford police spokesman Deputy Brian Foley.

When officers tried to stop the stolen car, the led them on a chase through Hartford's North End.

"He rammed the police vehicle, rammed it out of the way. Those two officers in the car were injured," Foley said.

Police said the stolen car also struck at least five other vehicles before ultimately crashing at Main Street and Mahl Avenue.

Three officers were hurt, along with two people in another car that was struck. Police described their injuries as non-life threatening and said they were admitted to Saint Francis Hospital for treatment.

The suspect was not injured and has been taken into custody. Police said they found him with drugs and will arrest him on a long list of charges.

Police will also review their pursuit policy to make sure officers followed it during the chase.

The investigation is ongoing.

Check back for updates on this developing story.