2 injured after police pursuit, crash in Allentown

ALLENTOWN, Pa. – A crash in Allentown began as a pursuit involving police in Emmaus and resulted in a giant mess early Monday morning. However folks within the neighborhood the place the crash occurred say issues might have been a lot worse.

“It was only a whole mess. It nearly seemed like a bomb had gone off,” stated home-owner Jeff Gress. “I had simply fallen asleep. And the loud crash woke me up and I, I seemed outdoors my window. And to my shock, I see a automotive in my yard.”

Emmaus police stated it began as a pursuit within the 700 block of Harrison Road simply after 12:30 a.m. Police stated the motive force was touring at a excessive fee of pace after they misplaced monitor of the car.

Officers noticed it once more because it headed into Allentown.

“And that pursuit ensued and went into Allentown alongside Emaus Avenue, the place the fleeing car crashed. On Fourth, round Fourth and Emmaus Avenue,” stated Emmaus Police Chief Jason Apgar.

4 parked vehicles had been broken.

Police stated the 22-year-old male driver of the car and the 21-year-old passenger had been each injured and brought to the hospital. Nobody else was injured, however the injury to the opposite autos and property is extreme.

“Had it been earlier within the day who is aware of, I imply there’s all these folks strolling by right here and every thing and even someone might have simply gotten house from work and parked their automotive, and it could have been disastrous,” Gress stated.

It is unclear why the motive force was rushing and making an attempt to evade police. Each Emmaus and Allentown PD are investigating.

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