Police chase ends in crash, closes road

Police blocked off all nortPolice blocked off all northbound lanes of South Saunders Street at Pecan Street after a driver crashed into a utility pole near an I-40 ramp Thursday moring

July 14, 2011 3:45:53 AM PDT
A crash following a police chase through Raleigh caused some delays near downtown Thursday morning.Police blocked off all northbound lanes of South Saunders Street at Pecan Street after a driver crashed into a utility pole near an I-40 ramp next to a Sam's Club store when an officer tried to stop him.

The driver ran from the crash scene and was caught a short time later around 5 a.m. The man was taken by EMS to WakeMed with unknown injuries.

Traffic has to be detoured from S. Saunders to Pecan streets and onto Wilmington Street, but by 6:30 a.m., authorities reopened all the northbound lanes.

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