Car fleeing from police hits man on Washington Avenue

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by Kaitlin Riordan / KMOV.com

KMOV.com

Posted on August 19, 2012 at 5:20 AM

Updated Tuesday, Nov 12 at 11:37 PM

ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV.com) -- Two officers had to dive out of the way of a car fleeing from police that seconds later struck a man on Washington Avenue Saturday evening.

Officers say they tried to pull over a white Chevy Impala around 11:15 p.m. when they saw passengers hanging out of the sun roof. The driver of the car did not pull over. At the intersection of 14th and Washington the car was traveling westbound in the eastbound lane.

Two officers manning a barricade had to dive out of the way of the vehicle to avoid being struck.

A 25-year-old male victim was struck by the car as it turned north on 14th street and was thrown into the passenger side window of another vehicle stopped at the light. He was taken to the hospital with numerous abrasions, but is listed in stable condition.

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Police say four people were in the Chevy Impala. They say the driver was a black male with dreadlocks.

Investigators found the car abandoned at 5th and Canal in Brooklyn, Illinois.

No arrests have been made.

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