Two children and three adults were injured yesterday after two vehicles collided at a Northwest Baltimore intersection while one of them was being followed by police for a traffic violation. One of the vehicles caught fire after it struck a utility pole, police said.
Names of the injured were not available.
About 5 p.m., at Gwynn Oak and Ferndale avenues in Howard Park, a van and an Audi, which was being followed by police, crashed, and one of them struck a parked vehicle. One vehicle caught fire after hitting a utility pole, and firefighters quickly extinguished the flames. A passenger in one of the vehicles was trapped for a few minutes before being rescued by firefighters, police said.
Officer Troy Harris, a police spokesman, said the driver of the Audi had eluded police Monday during a traffic violation. The officers spotted the car yesterday and were following it when the collision occurred. The pursuit was not a high-speed chase, he said.