Man Seriously Hurt in Endicott Hit-and-Run Incident Before Crash
Authorities say two people were injured when they fell from a pickup truck following a dispute in Endicott minutes before the vehicle slammed into a car in Endwell.
A pickup truck stolen from Squires Avenue wound up crashing into a vehicle about two miles away on Country Club Road, injuring a woman who was believed to be about 90 years old.
Endicott police received a report of a car-pedestrian incident near Watson Boulevard and North Rogers Avenue around 2:25 p.m. Monday.
Investigators say 24-year-old Richard Avery of Nichols was seriously injured when a pickup truck ran over his leg. Avery and 23-year-old Dylan Carlson of Endicott had jumped on the truck to try to prevent a third man from stealing the vehicle.
Avery was taken to Wilson Medical Center in Johnson City and then transferred to a Syracuse hospital. Carlson sustained minor injuries and was treated at the scene.
The large Ram pickup truck was spotted by a state trooper a short time after it was taken.
The stolen vehicle was pursued when it did not pull over. It collided with a sedan on Country Club Road near Stark Avenue in Endwell.
The woman who was driving the car was taken to a hospital. Her name and condition were not released.
The Endicott man who took the truck fled on foot after the crash. He was being treated at a hospital for his injuries. Police say charges against him are pending.
DailyMail.com posted home security camera video of "the shocking moment a stolen pick-up truck smashed into a car while being pursued by police in a high-speed chase." The website's story is HERE.
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