Monday, September 22, 2008

Police Officers Injured In Chase

SF Police Pursuit Injures Several Officers

SAN FRANCISCO (BCN) ― Four police officers were injured Monday during a vehicle pursuit along the streets of San Francisco that came to an end at San Francisco City College.

Police spokesman Sgt. Wilfred Williams said the incident began around 3:55 p.m. when officers attempted to stop a vehicle near the intersection of Junipero Serra Boulevard and 19th Avenue.

The vehicle had been driving recklessly and went out of control just before stopping, said Williams. After the vehicle came to a complete stop, the officers stepped out of the vehicle but the driver accelerated and the vehicle traveled at the officers, Williams said.

He said it was reported that the officers fired shots at the vehicle in order to eliminate the threat but did not hit either of the two people inside.

The vehicle continued north on Junipero Serra Boulevard and the officers followed in the police car with additional officers in pursuit as well, Williams said. The suspect vehicle turned onto Holloway Avenue and as it neared Harold Avenue, the vehicle attempted to reverse and struck one of the police cars.

A second collision between the suspect vehicle and a police vehicle occurred after the pursuit led the cars onto Harold Avenue toward Ocean Avenue, according to Williams. It was there that the suspect vehicle came to a final stop and the two suspects, one male and one female, attempted to flee on foot, Williams said.

The officers were able to detain both suspects who were booked into jail pending several charges, Williams said. It was determined the suspect vehicle had been stolen.

Four officers involved in the pursuit were injured, he said. Three were transported to San Francisco General Hospital and then released. The fourth officer did not require medical assistance.

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