According to the Tennessean, seven people were hospitalized with injuries following a three- vehicle accident near Brick Church Pike in Nashville on August 22, when a driver allegedly tried to evade police following a cocaine trafficking bust.
The paper reported that Ivan Crump, 31, was one of five people arrested following a seizure for cocaine at a Brick Church Pike storage facility. Officials with the Metro Nashville Police Department and DEA Task Force attempted to pull over Crump, who was driving a rented silver Hyundai sedan.
Instead of stopping, Crump allegedly took off at a high-rate of speed and tried to turn onto Ewing Drive, but turned too wide and struck a special-needs Metro Transit Authority van, injuring its driver and three passengers. Subsequently, the van collided with a car, injuring three people, including two children. Crump then tried to flee the scene of the crash, but was arrested on foot by police.
Police pursuits can lead to accidents resulting in serious personal injuries including traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injuries, amputation and broken bones. According to a 2010 Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) report, an estimated 35 to 40 percent of police pursuits result in some type of vehicle accident.
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