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A Florida police chase ended in dramatic fashion on I-95 Wednesday morning when five teens flipped over in their stolen getaway car after allegedly robbing a home.
Startling aerial footage of the rush-hour pursuit shows the suspects barreling down the busy highway through Fort Lauderdale at a high rate of speed, before clipping another car and veering out of control, according to NBC 6 South Florida.
Police quickly swarmed the overturned car and pulled the suspects out one by one at gunpoint, video from the local station showed.
The pursuit began after cops were called to a home that was being burglarized with people inside just before 7 a.m., according to the report.
When officers located the suspects’ vehicle and tried to pull it over, the driver hit the gas, at one point reportedly mowing down a bicyclist and continuing on the interstate while “driving erratically,” cops said.
After weaving in and out of traffic at high speeds, the driver’s dangerous maneuvers finally derailed the teens, as he tried to skirt across three lanes of traffic to avoid a cop car that moved in on his left, footage from a news helicopter shows.
The car hits another vehicle and barrels into a guardrail before crashing into an SUV and flipping over, according to the station’s video.
All five suspects, the cyclist and several other victims were taken to the hospital, where they are all expected to survive their injuries, the report said.
“I was on the way down to work in Miami Shores when I was hit by a car, maybe a few cars, I don’t know,” Sharon Glueck told Local 10 News. “I spun around and next thing I know, when I stopped, I was next to a police car and they had their guns drawn on I saw one teenager, and they told me to move and get out of the car and get away from the scene,” she said.
“I would say the guns being drawn was scarier than the accident,” Glueck reportedly said.
“We were extremely lucky that there were no more injuries, and that no other vehicles were involved than the ones that were involved in the crash,” Florida Highway Patrol Lt. Yanko Reyes told the station.
Information about the suspects and pending charges was not immediately available, according to the article.
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