4 people hurt in crash following suspect chase

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Several people are hurt after a major car crash following a suspect chase in Five Points West.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) – Several people are hurt after a major car crash following a suspect chase in Five Points West. On Saturday, deputies featured on the A&E show “Live PD” spotted a man known to have outstanding warrants.

According to Cpl. Steve Smith with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency, the incident started when deputies with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office attempted to make a traffic stop.

We’re told the suspect sped away, leading deputies on a chase.

Cpl. Smith tells us they believe the suspect ran a red light while going east on Bessemer Highway and collided with multiple cars at the intersection at Avenue W.

According to Cpl. Smith, multiple victims involved in the crash were taken to UAB Hospital for treatment – and he believes at least two people may have serious injuries.

ALEA is investigating the crash.

Though Live PD crews were with the deputies at the time, the crash was not shown on the broadcast.

Stay with CBS 42 as we work to learn more.


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