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COLONIE — Five people were injured after two men fleeing police drive into a CDTA, a sedan and an SUV with four occupants.
According to Sgt. John O’Donnell, police pulled over a 2006 Audi at around 5:20 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 8, on Central Avenue for running a nearby stop sign.
The driver of the car, which had one passenger, initially pulled over in a parking lot but as he was being interviewed sped away.
Witnesses reported seeing the vehicle driving west in the median on Central Avenue near Taft Furniture at a high rate of speed and with no headlights.
Shortly after getting that report, the driver sideswiped an eastbound bus and a westbound SUV before crashing head on into a Ford Fusion.
The two occupants were seen running southwest away from the scene.
There were no injuries to passengers on the bus or the occupants of the SUV. All four occupants in the Fusion, in their 20s and 30s, suffered injuries like broken bones. They were transported to Albany Medical Center Hospital for treatment.
After a search of the area by Colonie police officers and a K9 unit, one of the occupants of the car was located on a nearby street. He too was injured and taken to Albany Med for treatment. He is being questioned by police.
The other occupant of the car remains at large. Police say he does not present an elevated risk to residents.
More information as it becomes available.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Colonie police at 518-783-2744.