Police in Elizabeth City, North Carolina say they detained three minors after a pursuit that led to them crashing a stolen vehicle into a house on December 4.
According to police reports, officers were initially called to the scene of a shooting incident on King Street around 10 p.m. Shortly after, they tried to stop a red four-door sedan in connection with the shooting but the driver failed to stop.
The vehicle later entered Pasquotank County where Sheriff’s Office Deputies also attempted to get the car to stop.
The driver lost control of the vehicle in the 900 block of North Road Street and hit a house. A male exited from the back seat and fled while the other three individuals were trapped inside the car.
The driver and two other minors were detained and taken to a hospital for treatment. Their injuries were not life-threatening.
Hertford Police said at least one weapon was found. The car had been reported stolen on November 25 from the 100 block of Ward Street. Charges are still pending in connection with the incident.
Meanwhile, police have asked for help in identifying and tracking down the person who ran away. The ages of the individuals have not been made public.
The Elizabeth City Police Department wants anyone who has information to contact them at (252) 335-4321 or call the Crime Line at (252) 335-5555.
Meanwhile, crash victims across North Carolina have been honored with a permanent Tree of Life that has been planted on the state capitol grounds in downtown Raleigh.
It was a joint effort between the state’s Governor’s Highway Safety Program, the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, the Department of Insurance, and MADDNC as well as law enforcement officers, first responders, and volunteers.
If you suffered injuries in a crash caused by someone else’s negligence or your property suffered damage, you may be entitled to compensation. Get in touch with a North Carolina car accident attorney right away.