DELLWOOD, Mo. – A police chase that ended in a crash has sent a mother and her toddler to the hospital. The suspect appears to be uninjured in this case. The active investigation has closed West Florissant at Dargail Court.
A red Dodge Charger stolen in a St. Louis carjacking last night was spotted driving northbound on Riverview at I-270 at around 8:45 am. Officers started chasing the vehicle and stop strips were eventually used to slow the car. They did not puncture the tires and the car kept speeding away.
The suspect’s car hit a black Hyundai sedan near the intersection of West Florissant at Dargail Court. The woman and her toddler were both ejected from the vehicle. The suspect’s vehicle then hit a white Oldsmobile across the street and came to a stop.
The mother and her son were rushed to a hospital to be treated for their life-threatening injuries. Police did not elaborate on the extent of their injuries. Images from our Bommarito Automotive SkyFOX helicopter show images of her car after it caught on fire. The driver of the Oldsmobile was taken to the hospital with minor injuries.
“We are praying for the mom and the baby. We are hoping they come through. I am from this area and we see too many of these cars driving recklessly. In this case, we had some serious offenders,” said St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Wesley Bell. “Those individuals involved in this carjacking will be held responsible.”
The driver of the Dodge Charger was arrested at the scene and appears to be uninjured. A gun was found in the vehicle. He has been taken to the hospital for evaluation. It does not appear that any officers were injured in this incident.
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