Five people were taken to area hospitals following a police pursuit that ended in a two-vehicle collision Wednesday at West El Camino Avenue and Truxel Road in South Natomas.
Sgt. Bryce Heinlein, Sacramento Police Department spokesman, said detectives in unmarked vehicles were in the area of Bridgeford Drive 1:30 p.m. Wednesday when they spotted a vehicle that was believed to be connected to several burglaries in the South Natomas area. The detectives called for officers in marked patrol vehicles to make an enforcement stop and the suspect vehicle fled, he said.
Police pursued the vehicle, a black sedan, south on Truxel Road at speeds up to 70 mph, Heinlein said. When the suspect vehicle reached West El Camino, it collided with a white minivan that was westbound on West El Camino.
Heinlein said one of the four people in the suspect vehicle fled and had not been located as Wednesday evening. The three others were detained and transported to area hospitals as were two people in the van. He said all the injuries were described as moderate and not life-threatening.
Following the collision, detectives returned to the Bridgeford Drive area where they first spotted the suspect vehicle and found a residence that had been burglarized. Heinlein said officers located a firearm in the suspect vehicle that had been stolen from the residence.