Police chase ends with crash in East New York, sending 8 to hospital

The suspect led officers from Queens to Brooklyn before causing a three-car accident. (8/22/13)

BROOKLYN - Eight people are recovering after a high-speed police chase that ended in a three-car crash in East New York.

According to investigators, an unmarked police car from the 102nd Precinct in Queens was pursuing a black Nissan that matched the description of a vehicle allegedly involved in a hit-and-run.

The driver led officers into Brooklyn where he slammed into a BMW carrying five people at Atlantic and Van Siclen avenues at around 2 a.m. Wednesday. Everyone in the second car was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

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The suspect's vehicle then spun out of control and was struck by the police car. Two officers were taken to Jamaica Hospital and are expected to be OK.

The suspect was also taken to a hospital with a hip injury. He faces several charges, including reckless driving, reckless endangerment and leaving the scene of an accident.
 

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