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Folsom burglary suspect crashes into minivan with mom, child

Map locates the approximate location of the burglary and the accident.
Map locates the approximate location of the burglary and the accident.

A fleeing motorist suspected in a burglary crashed Monday morning, injuring a woman, police said.

The collision occurred after a burglary in the 300 block of East Bidwell Street. Folsom police spokesman Sgt. Andrew Bates said police received a call shortly after 8 a.m. Monday from a business owner reporting a break-in. Later, authorities learned that a burglar had opened a hole in a wall separating a hair salon from a skateboard shop.

When officers arrived on the scene, they discovered that the burglary suspect had just left in a car. Officers saw the car and tried to stop it, but the driver sped away, with police in pursuit.

After a three-mile chase, the car collided with a minivan at the Blue Ravine and Big Valley roads intersection, police said. Inside the minivan was a mother with her small child. The child was not hurt, but the mother suffered a minor injury when an airbag opened.

The suspected burglar, who is 25 years old, also had minor injuries, police said.

The identity of the suspect, who had a warrant for his arrest for an unrelated burglary, was not immediately available.

Bill Lindelof: 916-321-1079, @Lindelofnews

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