JSO: 2 taken to hospital after police chase ends with crash on Lem Turner Road

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File photo (WJXT 2020)

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – One adult and one child were hospitalized after they were involved in a wreck Saturday caused by a car fleeing from police, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office.

JSO said an officer in an unmarked car noticed a white Hyundai was driving recklessly in the Sherwood area, almost causing several accidents, around 6:30 p.m.

When officers tried to pull the car over, it fled the scene heading west on Clyde Street, police said. The driver of the white Hyundai then ran a red light at Lem Turner Road, according to JSO.

Police said the car hit a maroon Chevrolet Caprice and a Jeep Liberty before spinning out into a ditch near Dollar General. Police said the driver of the Chevrolet and an 11-year-old passenger in the Jeep were taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

According to JSO, three men in the white Hyundai were taken into custody and two handguns and a small amount of marijuana were found in the vehicle.

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