BRONX, NY – Two people were injured in an accident involving a wrong-way driver in the Bronx Wednesday evening, according to WABC.
Yonkers police said the incident started when officers responded to a reported burglary at the Cross County Shopping Center, where a woman notified them of a stolen laptop.
After the police found the suspect at the mall, he took off in his Jeep Cherokee with officers in pursuit.
The chase was called off when the suspect got onto the Major Deegan and began going south in the northbound lanes.
Yonkers police and the NYPD searched for the driver in the southbound lanes. The Jeep Cherokee eventually collided head-on with a Honda Civic at about 8:30 p.m. A 30-year-old man and 32-year-old woman who were in the Honda were injured and hospitalized but were expected to survive.
The suspect got out of his car and fled on foot into a wooded area, and is still being sought by police as the investigation into the incident continues.
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