Highland Avenue scene of multi-vehicle accident, including police cruiser

A routine traffic stop turned into a police pursuit, starting in Trainer and ending in Chester.

"All I know is I heard a big boom. I thought it was gunshot," said a resident of Highland Avenue.

Residents along Highland Avenue certainly didn't expect to see so much chaos along their streets. Smashed cars and injured people, scattered over 5 city blocks between 9th and 4th Streets.

"We were all looking like 'Where did it come from?'" said the resident.

"The officer was coming thru the intersection, lights and sirens," said Captain El'Lan Morgan, with the Chester Police.

He was pursuing a car that blew a stop sign in Trainer, Pennsylvania, then took off after the officer made the routine traffic stop.

The police pursuit crossed into Chester and it appears the officer lost control of his cruiser and slammed into two cars at 9th and Highland.

"That's why we have the Haverford reconstruction team here to figure out how it actually happened," said Captain Morgan.

The red Dodge Charger barreled on down Highland, slamming into 3 other cars before crashing at 4th Street.

"Several people were taken to the hospital, but the injuries are not that serious," Captain Morgan explained.

Surprisingly, no one was killed along this busy stretch.

"It's sad. Somebody needs to do something," said the resident of Highland Avenue.