Pedestrian badly hurt during South Bend chase

(File Photo)
(File Photo)

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Police say a driver fleeing from police officers in South Bend hit several vehicles and badly injured a pedestrian before the chase ended with a crash.

Lt. Tim Williams of the St. Joseph County crash investigation team says the man who was struck Monday suffered a severely broken leg and was hospitalized. The driver also was hospitalized.

Williams says the chase began when a South Bend officer tried to stop a car for having false license plates. The chase went along neighborhood streets for less than five minutes, but the car hit two moving SUVs and at least five parked vehicles, virtually destroying two of them.

Williams says other pedestrians narrowly missed being hit by the fleeing car. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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