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Suspects with gun in the car flee Warren police and cause a traffic crash

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WARREN, Ohio - A car attempting to flee Warren police on Friday afternoon crashed into another vehicle, sending one woman to the hospital.

A Warren police sergeant patrolling the streets was led on a short pursuit after he attempted to pull over a red SUV for a traffic stop.

The officer witnessed a backseat passenger trying to get out of the vehicle on two occasions. He says the passenger was unable to exit the car because the driver appeared to accelerate.

About a minute after pursuing the car, the vehicle crashed into another car at the intersection of Laird and Woodland Avenues in Warren.

The innocent bystander, a 23-year-old woman, whose car was hit, appeared extremely shaken up and was taken to the hospital.

Police found a gun in the suspect's car, and say one of the men who attempted to flee the scene had a couple of small bags of marijuana.

Sergeant Greg Hoso, with the Warren Police Department, says, "The car started weaving in and out of traffic and almost caused a couple of accidents before he caused a crash at Laird and Woodland. Finally, when he came up here I think the car was disabled from the accident." 

Three teenagers who were walking home from school heard the impact of the crash and literally had to run for cover.

Skylar Sayers tells 21 News, "We were walking home from school and then we heard this big crash and we saw pieces of the cars flying at us. If we wouldn't have run, they would have hit us."

Ironically, the mother of one of the men taken into custody was also arrested and charged with carrying a concealed weapon earlier this week.

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