AGAWAM — A police officer suffered minor injuries early Tuesday after two juveniles, allegedly driving a stolen vehicle, crashed into a marked cruiser while driving the wrong way on the Route 57 rotary.
Agawam Police Lt. Dan Bonafilia said the incident began about 1:30 a.m. when police were summoned to Morningside Drive for a report of vehicle theft in progress
Responding police officers discovered the stolen vehicle as well as second vehicle that had been stolen in Springfield.
The suspects in the two vehicles fled police. That’s when one of the fleeing vehicles entered the rotary and crashed into a pursuing cruiser.
The injured officer was treated at a hospital and released. The two juveniles inside that vehicle were arrested on outstanding warrants and numerous other motor vehicle charges.
The second vehicle evaded police.
Police, still investigating the incident, have not released any additional information.
One stolen vehicle escaped in this pursuit although officers responded quickly to the scene. StarChase can help by tagging and tracking while officers fall back.
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