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Police tried to stop truck before high-speed crash in downtown Victoria (VIDEOS)


Police tried to stop a pickup truck minutes before causing a high-speed crash involving three other vehicles and a cyclist early Saturday morning.

In a release, VicPD confirmed officers attempted to pull over a vehicle in the area of Gorge Road and Rock Bay Avenue just after midnight.

The driver failed to stop for officers and fled at high-speed colliding with three other vehicles at Douglas and Bay Streets causing significant damage to all the vehicles involved.

The crash was caught on a video by surveillance camera at Budget Brake and Muffler at 12:12 a.m. – the timestamp of video is in Eastern Standard Time.

The video surveillance shows the white truck entering the intersection from Bay Street at high-speed colliding with three vehicles in the intersection. The first vehicle hit can be seen flipping and landing upside down a distance away – the cyclist managed to stop amidst the chaos and is seen falling backwards before he gets up and runs from the debris.

Another cyclist can also be seen crossing the intersection just before the collision.

The suspect driver managed to exit the truck and can be see fleeing on foot. Officers were able to arrest him nearby.

The three other drivers were all transported to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The investigation is in the early stages and police are looking for any witnesses to the collision or people who have video of the incident who have not yet spoken with investigators.

The Independent Investigation Office has notified.

Video shows driver of truck fleeing scene:

Posted by Ryan Burghardt on Saturday, August 24, 2019

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