Police are searching for the driver of an SUV that sped from a traffic stop and crashed into a crowded car, sending at least four people to a hospital.
Two males jumped from the Ford Explorer and ran, but the driver returned to take a baby from the back seat before running away again. The 17–year–old passenger was arrested.
The occupants of the other car, Brandin Scott, 22, and his pregnant wife Shauna Brown, 23, Kaled Brown, 4, Brandian Scott, 1, and Jamal Rivers, 19, were transported to Memorial University Medical Center.
The incident began when an officer stopped the SUV on Scarborough Street for a traffic offense. As the officer exited, the SUV sped away. The officer deliberately did not pursue and turned his blue lights and siren off and drove in another direction.
But the SUV continued north on Scarborough at a high rate of speed until it ran a stop sign at West Bay and crashed into an eastbound Dodge. The force caused the Dodge to spin, colliding with a U.S. Postal Service truck travelling west on Bay Street, which was closed for several hours afterward.
Police pursued both men on foot, catching the passenger, Dominque Lawson, near Augusta Avenue where he was taken into custody.
Lawson was found to be in possession of a firearm and was taken to the precinct office nearby on East Lathrop Avenue. He has been charged with obstruction by fleeing, carrying a weapon without a license, carrying a weapon under the age of 21, and carrying a concealed weapon.
The mother of the baby that was taken from the SUV took the child back to the scene more than two hours later. Upon police recommendations, the mother took the child to the hospital for examination.
• Burglaries of two houses were solved when the getaway car carrying two suspects collided with another car.
Lawrence Robinson, 44, of Cape Street, was arrested at the scene after the Chevrolet Impala he in which he was a passenger driving east on East 31st Street ran a stop sign and collided with another car.
He was transported to Memorial University Medical Center and has been charged with two burglaries. Robinson has an arrest record in Savannah dating back to 1985.
Also transported with an injured knee was Kyle Pierson, 41, who was a passenger in a black Honda travelling south on Waters Avenue. The 33–year–old woman driving the Honda and her 10–year–old daughter escaped injury in the 11:45 a.m. collision.
The events began earlier in the day when two men were seen leaving the scene of a burglary in the 1200 block of East Bolton Street. A lookout was placed for the white Impala before the men returned to take more items. The resident confronted them, reclaiming his stolen items.
A detective noticed the Impala and was on the radio to call in its location when it sped through the intersection and caused the collision. The driver of the getaway car, a black male believed to be in his early 20s and wearing either all black or black clothes with a white shirt, climbed out of the wreckage and ran through the neighborhood to escape.
Items found in the car were traced back to a house in the 500 block of East Anderson Lane which police discovered had been burglarized just moments before the crash.
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