CHADDS FORD, Pa. (FOX 29) - Route 202 was shut down for hours in Concord Township Wednesday after a police pursuit resulted in a crash.
"I’ve never heard a bomb go off but it sounded like a bomb. It was so loud it almost felt like it shook when he hit," Manager of Auto and Truck Outfitters Andrew Patanovick told FOX 29.
A Hyundai Elantra was pinned sideways to a pole with its metal body wrapped around the now leaning Auto and Truck Outfitters sign off of Route 202.
Patanovick captured what happened next.
"Actually, saw the officer had his gun drawn on the car actually trying to see if anyone was still alive in the vehicle when it happened," Patanovick explained. "At this point, he was giving commands."
Pennsylvania State Police say the driver crashed around 2:15 p.m. after trying to get away from a trooper who attempted to pull him over for a traffic violation minutes earlier. Police say the suspect did not stop but instead floored the gas and lost control.
SkyFOX was there as emergency responders used several tools to rescue the driver pinned to the pole. Their tools worked. The suspect was transported to an area hospital for treatment. No word on the suspect's name or condition at this time. The trooper was not injured.
The investigation is ongoing.
NEXT on @FOX29philly - LIVE report from the scene of this crash. @PAStatePolice says a trooper attempted to pull over the driver of the Hyundai Elantra but he would not stop & ultimately nailed a pole on the side of route 202 SB pic.twitter.com/vjBjzACT91— jennifer joyce (@JenniJoyceTV) February 6, 2019
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