VIDEO: Police SUV Goes Airborne And Crashes During High-Speed Chase
Highland, CA – A San Bernardino County sheriff’s deputy’s patrol vehicle went airborne during a high-speed chase on Sunday night, just moments before it slammed into a pickup truck parked down the street (video below).
The incident began just before 8 p.m., when another San Bernardino County deputy attempted to pull a driver over near the intersection of Bobbett Drive and Baseline Street in Loma Linda, KABC reported.
The suspect failed to stop, and led the deputy on a high-speed chase through the Inland Empire, according to KMSB.
The reckless driver slammed into another car near 5th Street and Victoria Avenue in Highland, but the suspect and the individual he crashed into both sped away before the deputy could apprehend them.
Meanwhile, another deputy was responding to the pursuit when he his patrol SUV hit a dip in the roadway near the intersection of Sunnyside Avenue and 5th Street, KMSB reported.
Cell phone footage showed sparks flying out from under the patrol SUV as it went airborne and launched through the intersection.
When the vehicle returned to the pavement a moment later, the deputy lost control and crashed into an unoccupied pickup parked further down the street.
The force of the crash left the back end of the patrol SUV resting in the bed of the demolished pickup.
The heavily-damaged SUV’s airbags also appeared to have deployed during the collision.
The deputy was not injured, KMSB reported.
Police sad that the fleeing suspect escaped and has not been apprehended.
You can watch footage of the airborne patrol vehicle and the subsequent crash in the video below: