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Suspect Calls Uber to Escape 35-Mile Police Chase



    Police Cruisers Crash During Pursuit in Concord

    A state police cruiser and local police cruiser were involved in a crash during their pursuit for a suspect. (Published Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018)

    Police say a driver called a ride-hailing service to escape after a 35-mile high-speed chase in Massachusetts that included a collision between two police cruisers.

    At approximately 12:50 a.m. Thursday, Brockton police broadcast that they were in pursuit of a driver for motor vehicle violations. Police said the driver sped through Stoughton and Avon before getting onto Interstate 93 south, where state police joined the pursuit.

    The pursuit continued onto Interstate 95 and then onto Route 2 in Concord, where a Brockton cruiser crashed into a state police cruiser. Both vehicles sustained significant damage, and a Brockton officer was taken to Emerson Hospital with minor injuries, according to Concord fire crews.

    Police lost track of the suspect vehicle in Concord when it went the wrong way on Route 2. Police said the driver of the vehicle being pursued used the ride-hailing service Uber to flee the area. The suspect's vehicle was found abandoned in Lincoln.

    The suspect, a 24-year-old man, remains on the loose, according to police.

    One person who spoke with NBC10 Boston on the condition of anonymity saw the aftermath.

    "All I saw is cruisers coming up the highway," the man said. "Another one came down here. I saw an ambulance and then a tow truck. I figured something pretty bad happened. We had the World Series, so I thought they caught a drunk driver."

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