ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – A suspect in a high speed police chase remains on the run.
New York State Police were involved in a high speed chase into downtown Albany Tuesday night after a driver of a 2005 Chrysler failed to stop at a red light. The chase began before 8 p.m. on I-90 and ended in a crash in the area of Lark Street and Third Street.
According to police, the suspect vehicle hit a 2002 Honda that had several people in it.
State Police and firefighters were on scene and the road was blocked for hours as authorities searched for the suspect who ditched his car and took off on foot.
The car that was hit by the suspect vehicle crashed into a church. No one was seriously injured, and they were taken away from the scene to Albany Med.
Witnesses at the scene said two children were in the backseat of the car that was hit.
“He came down Third Street and he hit a car and didn’t stop at the stop sign. He then hit a car with two kids in it. He swerved and hit a tree and got out and fled,” said Shamel Turner.
News10ABC was told the children are okay. The driver of the Chrysler has been identified and a warrant for an arrest is being sought by the court.
There are still unanswered questions. Police have not said why the initial pursuit began.
State police remained at the scene Tuesday night to reconstruct the crash.