Saturday, September 16, 2006


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“It was the scariest thing I have ever seen in my life.” Scott Sutton was in the Super K parking lot in Amherst when he heard sirens coming from the west on Cooper Foster, when he looked he saw the Amherst police chasing a red truck east on Cooper Foster heading toward Leavitt at a very high rate of Speed. Other witnesses put the speed of the red truck in excess of 65mph. Josh Murray who was also in the Super K parking lot said that a green car was south on Leavitt turning east onto Cooper Foster when the red truck collided with it. “When the truck hit the car we just heard a loud explosion kind of noise then there was glass and stuff from the cars flying all over the place”. Jeff Ross who was coming out of the Sunoco gas station said he could hear the engines over the sirens. “I worked on an ambulance for four years and this didn’t have to happen, once the police had the tag they should have just stopped the chase.”

Amherst Firemen worked to extricate the victim from the green car then the paramedics from LifeCare Ambulance began treating the victim. They rushed the victim to Community Health Partners West Campus Emergency room where the condition was not known at the time of this report. The driver of the red truck was able to get out of his vehicle on his own. He was also treated by LifeCare Paramedics.

The crash is being investigated by the Amherst Police Department.


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