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Youngstown police officer injured while chasing suspect



Published: Mon, February 7, 2005 @ 12:00 a.m.



YOUNGSTOWN -- A Youngstown police officer involved in a chase that originated in Pulaski Township, Pa., was injured Sunday afternoon when his patrol car collided with another vehicle.

The driver of the other car also was injured.

The crime suspect who was being pursued got away and remained at large Sunday night.

The accident occurred at 3:36 p.m. at Lansdowne Boulevard and McGuffey Road.

The chase began with a traffic stop in Pulaski Township, said communications operator Travis Weiland of Pennsylvania State Police in New Castle.

The man assaulted the Pulaski officer and sped away, but the officer was not badly hurt and a chase ensued, Weiland said.

The man crossed into Youngstown, then left the city, then entered it a second time as officers sought to stop him, Weiland said.

As the pursuit reached the Lansdowne-McGuffey intersection, the Youngstown Police unit collided with a Chrysler LeBaron.

"After that, the chase was done," and the man escaped, Weiland said.

Youngstown police declined to identify the officer or provide a description of the wanted man or other information about the situation.




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