2 Injured After Car Catches Fire Following Police Pursuit In Miami

posted by Jessi Minneci - 

Officials said two people were injured Tuesday afternoon after a car caught fire following a chase and crash in Miami. 

Police were pursuing a robbery suspect driving a red Honda Civic when it crashed on U.S. Highway 1 near Southwest 17th Avenue.

Source: Local 10 News

At the scene, the front of the car was seen pressed against the front of a Miami police cruiser. Both cars were on fire.

According to police, the suspect was wanted in connection with a carjacking that occurred Monday night near Jackson Memorial Hospital.

Police said the suspect pointed a shotgun at the victim and stole the car. Police spotted the car Tuesday afternoon, but the driver refused to stop.

The chase ended in a head-on collision on U.S. 1, between Southwest 16th and 17th avenues. 

The suspect and a police officer were taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital with minor injuries.

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