Troopers chase car that crashes into car, school bus in Cleveland

August 29, 2018

Troopers chase car that crashes into car, school bus in Cleveland

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Ohio State troopers chased a car that eventually crashed into the side of a school bus, officials said.

The chase began about 5 p.m., when state troopers tried to stop a car for unspecified traffic violations, according to Ohio State patrol spokesman Lt. Robert Sellers.

The troopers gave chase, both in their cruiser and with the state patrol’s helicopter, Sellers said.

The chase lasted about 10 minutes and was called off as the driver “continued driving recklessly,” Sellers said.

The state patrol’s helicopter kept following the car as it caused a minor crash with another car and kept driving, Sellers said.

The car turned onto Euclid Avenue in East Cleveland, ran a red light heading westbound and hit the broadside of a car that was pushed into a school bus at Euclid and Cliffview Road in Cleveland’s Euclid-Green neighborhood, Sellers said.  

The two people inside the speeding car ran off and were eventually arrested without incident, Sellers said.

The drivers of the car and bus that were hit suffered minor injuries and were treated at the scene. Two children were on the school bus at the time of the crash and were not injured, Sellers said.

It was the second chase involving troopers on Tuesday. A trooper chased a car from Cleveland to Twinsburg early Tuesday. The trooper crashed into a utility pole and was taken to the hospital. The driver was arrested.
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