Three Injured When Cadillac Escalade Crashes at End of Pursuit

The driver of a vehicle struck by the suspects' SUV suffered non-life threatening injuries, police said

Three people were injured Friday when the driver of a Cadillac Escalade crashed into another vehicle at the end of a pursuit in Santa Ana.

The crash occurred near McFadden Avenue and Susan Street, cordoning off McFadden Avenue from Fairview to Harbor.

The pursuit began when the driver of the black Escalade committed a traffic violation, according to Santa Ana police.

The fleeing driver, identified as 29-year-old man from Huntington Beach, sped away and crashed head-on into another vehicle that was eastbound on McFadden Avenue, police said.

The Escalade rolled onto its roof after colliding with the vehicle.

The driver of the vehicle struck by the suspects' vehicle suffered a dislocated hip and a broken leg. The driver was hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries, police said.

Two subjects were extricated from the Escalade and hospitalized. The driver and suspect received a dislocated shoulder; his passenger, a 54-year-old woman from Santa Ana, suffered a broken ankle.

Narcotics were thrown from the Cadillac, according to police.

Both suspects face felony evading police, possession of sales of rock cocaine and transportation for sales of rock cocaine, police said.

The driver suspect also faces felony drunk driving and had two outstanding warrants for driving under the influence.

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