HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) — The Huntsville Police Department (HPD) said four people are injured after a vehicle involved in an earlier ‘police pursuit’ wrecked with two other vehicles.
HPD said that as of 7:00 a.m. Wednesday, Sparkman Drive at Jordan Lane is reopened after crews have cleared the power poles that a vehicle hit and blocked the roadway.
A spokesperson for HPD said that an officer attempted to stop a vehicle near Sparkman Drive and Rutledge Drive. When the vehicle didn’t stop, the officer started to pursue the vehicle but later stopped chasing them due to the “offender’s reckless driving.”
Don Webster with HEMSI said four people were transported to Huntsville Hospital Trauma Services, one in serious condition and three in stable, non-life threatening condition.
The HPD spokesperson said the driver who was originally pursued by police had multiple warrants and more charges are expected.
Power in the area of North Huntsville was out for about an hour after the crash, since one of the vehicles involved hit a power pole at the intersection. Huntsville Utilities said power was restored to customers around 6:45 p.m.
Utility workers were still on site repairing equipment at that time.