A police chase ended in a crash that seriously injured two people -- one critically -- in Richmond Tuesday afternoon, the Richmond fire chief said.
The incident began when an officer spotted a suspect with a felony warrant at O'Reilly's Auto Store on San Pablo and attempted to approach him, but he drove off in a vehicle with two passengers, according to police officials.
The officer pursued the suspect vehicle until they escaped the chase at the 13th Street Overpass, said Richmond Police.
Then around 3:45 p.m., police learned that the suspects crashed into another car near McDonald Avenue and Sixth Street, Richmond fire Chief Michael Banks said.
A passenger in the victims' car was critically injured and flown to John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek. The driver suffered major injuries and was taken to another hospital by ambulance, Banks said.
Three suspects in the other car fled on foot after the crash, Banks said. They were not seriously injured.
Two were caught by police and taken into custody, while the third remained outstanding as of 4:30 p.m., Banks said.
One of the two in custody was the driver with the felony warrant, who police said was caught by a police dog. The suspect was reported to have sustained a minor injury from the dog biting him.
No police vehicles were involved in the crash, Banks said.
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