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OPD Investigation into Hit and Run of Pedestrians Leads to Police Vehicle Collision

pedestrian hit 300OWENSBORO, KY (4/12/12) – On April 11, 2012, at approximately 10:00 p.m., Owensboro Police Department patrol officers responded to El Toribios restaurant, located at 630 Emory Drive, in reference to an active disturbance.
 
When the first patrol officer arrived on the scene, he observed the suspect vehicle strike two pedestrians and then exit the parking lot at a high rate of speed, leading to a vehicle pursuit.
 
The suspect vehicle was stopped at 1114 W. Parrish Avenue, where the driver and passenger were taken into custody. One pedestrian that was initially struck by the suspect vehicle was transported to Owensboro Medical Health System for treatment. Both the driver and passenger of the suspect vehicle were also treated at OMHS for minor injuries sustained in the initial altercation at the restaurant.
 
While responding to the scene, an Owensboro Police Department patrol officer was involved in a collision with an unrelated vehicle in the 2700 block of Frederica Street. Both the officer and the driver of the other vehicle involved in the collision were transported to Owensboro Medical Health System for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. As per department protocol, the Kentucky State Police was called to the scene to investigate the collision.
 
Multiple charges are pending and the investigation is ongoing. Police officials have stated that more details will be released at a later time.
 
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