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3 charged, 2 injured in pursuit, crash in East Islip, cops say

Police search a vehicle that crashed in East

Police search a vehicle that crashed in East Islip on Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018. Credit: James Carbone

Three people who tried to get away from police twice were caught after a foot pursuit Tuesday and a car crash that injured two motorists in East Islip, Suffolk police said.

A Suffolk highway patrol officer stopped a Nissan Maxima for speeding on westbound Sunrise Highway at Locust Avenue in Bohemia just before 1 p.m., but as the officer approached, the Nissan sped off, authorities said.

A short time later in East Islip, the Nissan, a rental car, hit a Chevrolet HHR, a station wagon, at the intersection of Montauk Highway and Pauchogue Avenue, police said.

Three occupants in the Nissan then ran away, but were caught after a brief pursuit by Third Precinct officers, police said. A bystander also joined in the foot pursuit and was taken to a hospital with chest pains.

Two occupants of the Chevrolet were taken to the hospital to be treated for injuries that were not life-threatening, police said.

The suspects’ names and other details were not released as police prepared the charges and continued investigating Tuesday night.

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