MILWAUKEE, WI — Five people, including a 3-year-old child, were injured Wednesday afternoon in northwest Milwaukee when a fleeing vehicle struck a school bus and other vehicles, reports WISN.
The collision took place at the intersection of 76th Street and West Capitol Drive, in the Arlington Gardens area, shortly after 12:00 p.m.
According to Milwaukee Police, officers were in the area of North 91st Street and West Thurston Avenue when they spotted a car in connection to a Chicago homicide. A pursuit was initiated when the driver refused to comply to a traffic stop.
Authorities said that at one point, the fleeing vehicle collided collided with a school bus and a number of other vehicles.
While the driver of the suspect vehicle fled the scene on foot with unspecified injuries, they were later located and arrested. A 3-year-old child who was in the car suffered serious injuries and had to be rushed to a local hospital, along with a 26-year-old passenger.
The drivers of the school bus and the other involved car, ages 71 and 30, respectively, were also transported to an area hospital for non-fatal injuries.
No further information about the crash has been shared, but Chicago police confirmed that the suspect is connected to the murder of a 42-year-old man that occurred last Wednesday, November 22, on Chicago’s west side.
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