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4 injured when driver flees cops, crashes across street

Updated: October 17, 2013 10:49AM

Four people were injured in Englewood early Thursday when the driver of a Jeep tried to flee from a police traffic stop, but ended up crashing the SUV into a pole across the street.

Two men, one woman and a 15-year-old boy were taken to area hospitals with non life-threatening injuries following the midnight crash, said police News Affairs Officer Hector Alfaro.

Officers pulled the Jeep over near Wentworth and 71st, but as they approached, the driver stepped on the gas, police said.

He did not make it far. The car quickly careened out of control and struck a light pole across the street, police said.

The driver apparently tried to flee because of an outstanding warrant for his arrest. He was taken into custody in addition to being cited for the crash, police said.

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