Police chase leads to 2 crashes in Soundview

Several people were hospitalized Saturday after a police chase resulted in multiple crashes in Soundview.



Authorities say that around 10:30 a.m., a speeding Lexus RX SUV failed to yield during a traffic stop on the Bronx River Parkway.



A highway officer then pursued the vehicle off the parkway and onto the Bruckner Expressway service road.



The driver, identified as Miguel Martinez, allegedly ran a red light on Rosedale Avenue and was hit by a van that had the right of way.



The 52-year-old then lost control of his car and struck a pedestrian pole before fleeing the scene, police say.



Multiple officers soon responded to a call for backup. That's when officials say one of the assisting police cars hit a Chevrolet truck at the intersection. The driver and passenger of the truck and the police officers involved were taken to a nearby hospital with minor injuries.



Martinez is being charged with obstruction of governmental administration and resisting arrest.



Police say Martinez has a lengthy criminal history.


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