VIDEO: Police SUV Goes Airborne And Crashes During High-Speed Chase

Holly Matkin

A San Bernardino County sheriff’s deputy’s patrol vehicle went airborne during a high-speed chase on Sunday night.

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:

Comments (26)
shooter
shooter

Definitely NOT like the movies.

No. 1-17
SheepDawg
SheepDawg

Thankfully no injuries.

Glad that the airbags deployed!! (That eliminates the ongoing conspiracy theory from the resident guy from under the bridge)

NomonK
NomonK

Should the deputy get a citation for failure to maintain control of a vehicle? (sarc). I do feel high speed chases need to be controlled by Department policy by the importance of the stop. If it's a simple traffic violation by an unknown driver let him go.

mamagray
mamagray

Thank God no one was killed.
You can always replace a vehicle.

Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

#airbags #becausebluelivesmatter

AnnykaV
AnnykaV

Cue up another round of "no chases, ever!!!!!!!!" rather than a round of driver training and review of the individual department's chase parameters.

bryantrent
bryantrent

Dang

Popcop.M1
Popcop.M1

Yesterday we had a hit n run involving a stolen vehicle, road Sgt says terminate terminate. Higher brass totally disregard his request. These idiots drive down a dead end street. Four blacks bail running through neighborhood, jumping fences. All four apprehend, and held without bond because we don't play that shit here.

Gunslinger97
Gunslinger97

I work for this dept. The dep in the video was not the chasing unit, he was going to back the chasing unit up. Only the chasing unit is putting out speed, direction, etc. Not the supervisors fault in this one. They can’t know how fast all their troops are going. Not chasing people is the most assinine thing to say. They are running for a reason. Running a stop sign most often leads to much bigger things. Shit happens. Dep will get some time off without pay for sure.

DarrellB
DarrellB

Just like said above, idiots and leadership will say no chases ever INSTEAD of investing in driver training. Driver training WORKS, and significantly reduces department accident rates.

Lawman777
Lawman777

The cop had a green light but was probably traveling a little to fast for the conditions. There are mitigating factors in this incident, like the poorly designed elevated hump at the intersection.

Hbsgtmaj
Hbsgtmaj

Damn, someone’s getting time off. I feel for the deputy. “Been there, done that!”

Jim H. - Virginia US
Jim H. - Virginia US

Officer was bookin'.

Here's the intersection. The bump is only apparent from the oil spots on the road in this streetview (bumps in the road always make oil spots over time). Not going to see that at night.

tinyurl.com/uxcp4f8

TarnishedCopper
TarnishedCopper

Looks like they are buying a slightly scratched and dented pickup truck. Their recording and GPS will hang the guy out to dry for his speed.

BLUEALWAYS
BLUEALWAYS

One thing that they told me going through the academy was if you don't get there safe YOU'RE OF NO GOOD TO NO ONE, ESPECIALLY YOURSELF !!!!!

JohDia01
JohDia01

Did you hear the giggles and wows of the guy videoing the chase! Cracked me up hearing him!

Raymelson
Raymelson

Ouch


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