Multiple people — including a 10-month-old child — were injured late Thursday morning after a red car Dayton police were attempting to pull over ran a red light and crashed into another car, said Lt. Steven Bauer.
Dayton police crews were in the Shaftesbury Road area working to curb gun crime issues in the area when they observed a suspicious red car, Bauer said.
When officers attempted a traffic stop, the car reportedly fled.
The male driver went through a red light and then crashed into a white car at Philadelphia Drive and Otterbein Avenue.
The crash caused the red car to roll onto its top, with the man, a woman and 10-month-old child inside, said Bauer.
The man, infant and a person inside the white car were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
“He put the child and the public in danger with his reckless actions,” said Bauer. “This is all needless and could’ve been easily prevented.”
The woman in the red car was detained, but it was unclear if she is facing any charges.
Police are still investigating and are not sure why the driver tried to flee.
“It’s still fairly early in the investigation right now, so it’s hard to say their motives,” said Bauer.
It is not clear if any charges have been filed or will be filed.
We will continue to update this story as more information is available.
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