NEW BEDFORD, Mass. - A man fleeing police is blamed for causing a serious crash in the city of New Bedford.
New Bedford police tell Eyewitness News the pursuit began in a neighboring community. Just before 9:30 pm, at the intersection of Hathaway Road and Shawmut Avenue in New Bedford, the vehicle fleeing police struck a minivan.
Officials say the Jaws of Life were used to extricate two victims from the vehicle being pursued by police, and other two had to be cut free from the car that was struck. Police say of the four people hurt in the crash, one of them has potentially life-threatening injuries.
That person is being flown by helicopter to the hospital from New Bedford Regional Airport, which is only about a mile and half away from the scene of the crash.
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