Vehicle Crash at Chevy Chase Circle Closed Streets Sunday Morning
Police closed Chevy Chase Circle and surrounding streets early Sunday morning after a suspect crashed a reportedly stolen vehicle in the circle and fled on foot, news outlets reported.
Police closed Chevy Chase Circle and surrounding streets early Sunday morning—from about 5 to 7:30 a.m.—after a suspect crashed a reportedly stolen vehicle in the circle and fled on foot, NBC Washington reported.
"The accident happened near the intersection of Connecticut and Western Avenues at around 4:45 a.m. [on Jan. 6] and resulted in one vehicle being overturned. Only minor injuries were reported at the scene," NBC Washington added.
The vehicle—an Acura—had been carjacked at Kalorama Circle in Washington, DC, earlier that Sunday morning, DC police told NBC Washington.
A brief pursuit began when DC police spotted the vehicle near the circle, and ended with the vehicle crashing into another vehicle in the circle. The suspect fled on foot, "[eluding] police from [DC], Montgomery County and Chevy Chase Village," The Gazette reported.
The suspect "drove over the circle itself and collided with another car on the opposite side of the circle," Chevy Chase Village Police Chief John Fitzgerald told The Gazette.
"A number of [DC] and Montgomery County police officers, as well as Chevy Chase Village officers, set up a perimeter and began an immediate search of the area for the suspect, but it is my understanding that he was not located," Fitzgerald added.
This is not the first stolen vehicle to crash into Chevy Chase Circle. Last March, a stolen vehicle crashed into the circle and burst into flames. Three people died, Patch reported.