Police seek suspect in violent, wrong-way crash that injured 2 in the Bronx

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Thursday, September 14, 2023
Police seek suspect in Bronx wrong-way crash that injured 2
The series of events began when Yonkers Police responded to a report of a burglary at Cross County Shopping Center. Janice Yu has details.

BRONX, New York (WABC) -- Police are searching for the suspect involved in a violent, wrong-way crash in the Bronx that left two people injured, and authorities say it's fortunate no one was killed.

Officials say the chaos began when Yonkers Police responded a report of a burglary at Cross County Shopping Center Wednesday evening.

A woman tracked her stolen laptop to the parking lot at the shopping center and called police.

When officers spotted the suspect, he led them on a short chase in his Jeep Cherokee.

Police say they called off the pursuit when the driver got onto I-87 going in the wrong direction toward the Bronx. Yonkers Police notified the NYPD who canvassed the southbound side of the Major Deegan Expressway.

Authorities say the driver hit a Honda head on at around 8:30 p.m. The 30-year-old driver and 32-year-old passenger in the Honda are expected to survive.

The two were taken to a local hospital. The suspect fled from the crash and remains on the run, officials said.

No arrests have been made so far.

The investigation is ongoing.

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