Driver fleeing police injured in crash with semi in southwest Detroit
DETROIT (WJBK) - Authorities are investigating after a police pursuit ended in a crash in southwest Detroit.
Police were pursuing the driver of a black Camry on northbound I-75.
The driver exited and went onto the service drive, where the driver crashed into the back of a semi truck near Dragoon Street.
Michigan State Police say the driver had to be cut out of the car, and that he was severely injured.
Moments before that crash, MSP troopers say they had attempted a traffic stop of this vehicle on I-75 and Schaefer Avenue.
Officials say the driver was traveling at about 80 mph and just kept going, and then got off 75 at the Livernois Avenue exit and that's when he hit a truck.
"I was just coming to the light and I felt something hit me. I look back. I didn't see nothing. I pulled up a couple of feet and then I see a car behind me and it was totaled," said Thomas Story, who was driving the truck.
Story says he's only been on his job for a week.
"I seen the cops pull up and they had their guns drawn and I just stayed in the truck until they came and got me," he said.
After troopers removed the driver from this car, they took him into custody.
Officials say he was treated for minor injuries at a local hospital. No one else was injured
Police say they are still investigating but know the car was stolen.