Cops Jump To Avoid Fleeing Car Downtown, Pedestrian Struck

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DOWNTOWN ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)-Police are searching for four suspects who were in a vehicle that struck a pedestrian downtown Saturday night. The car also almost hit two police officers.

Around 11:15pm Saturday, police spotted a white Chevy Impala with four people inside on Washington Avenue. Some of them were hanging out of the sunroof and yelling at passersby. Police attempted to stop the car but the driver sped off. ┬áThe suspect vehicle approached the corner of 14th and Washington where barricades were set up. Two officers there had to jump out of the car’s path.

The vehicle then hit a pedestrian, throwing him into a passenger side window of a parked car. That victim, a 25 year old man, was taken to the hospital with cuts and bruises.

The car then crossed the McKinley Bridge into the Metro East. The abandoned car was later located in Brooklyn, IL.

Police are searching for the driver, a black male with dreadlocks, and another male and two female passengers.

If you have any information, please call CrimeStoppers at 866-371-8477.