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Crash involving stolen car injures several, including toddler, in Harrison Twp.

A 2-year-old riding on the passenger-side floor of a stolen vehicle involved in a three-vehicle crash this afternoon escaped serious injury.

Two others trapped inside the stolen Chevrolet Impala suffered life-threatening injuries in the crash dispatched at 12:23 p.m. today on Salem Avenue in Harrison Twp., Montgomery County Sheriff’s deputies said.

The driver of Impala fled but was quickly apprehended at the corner of Hillcrest and Grant avenues. The 23-year-old, whose name was not yet released, may have suffered a broken arm. Security video from DJ’s Furniture showed the man running from the crash. He later was loaded into the back of an ambulance.

The toddler was taken to a local hospital to be examined, Capt. Jeremy Roy said.

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Although the driver of the stolen car fled, he may not be the at-fault driver.

“I didn’t see nothing that was coming. When I pulled out, he hit me,” said motorist Joe Bryant who was coming from a private drive in a Kia minivan. “I don’t know where he came from.”

The impact sent the Impala left of center. It then struck a Dodge SUV that was turning right to head south on Salem Avenue from a private drive, deputies said.

SKY7 was on the scene of the Salem Avenue crash

UPDATE @ 2:10 p.m.: 

Both directions of Salem Avenue remain shut down near Free Pike in Harrison Twp. following a serious crash that injured multiple people this afternoon. 

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At least five medic units responded to the crash involving three vehicles around 12:30 p.m. Crash reconstruction units remain on the scene investigating the incident.

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Deputies have not released any details on their investigation and it is unknown how many people were injured. The conditions of the victims also was not available. 

Reports indicate one vehicle was stolen and a child was among the victims injured in the crash. 

Our crew remains on the scene and we’ll update this story as we learn more. 

3 injured in 3-car crash on Salem Avenue

FIRST REPORT

Multiple people are reportedly trapped and five medics have been requested after a three-vehicle crash on Salem Avenue in Harrison Twp. this afternoon. 

The crash was reported on Salem Avenue near Free Pike around 12:30 p.m.

The conditions of those injured in the crash was not immediately known. 

One vehicle involved is reportedly stolen, according to emergency scanner traffic. 

We have a crew on the scene and we’ll update this page as new details become available. 

Jarod Thrush/Staff

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