Last updated: March 18. 2014 6:31PM - 10228 Views
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Emergency responders clear the scene following a police pursuit on Pennsylvania Avenue in Wilkes-Barre.
Emergency responders clear the scene following a police pursuit on Pennsylvania Avenue in Wilkes-Barre.
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WILKES-BARRE — Police aren’t saying much about a reported vehicle chase through Wilkes-Barre Tuesday evening that ended with one SUV damaged and one man in an ambulance.


A block on Pennsylvania Avenue, behind the post office between East Ross and Hazle streets, was closed as emergency crews cleared the scene. A Ford Escape SUV was stopped resting against the median. It had sustained front passenger-side damage and a bent wheel.


Emergency workers secured one black male to a gurney and into an ambulance.


City police officers said they had assisted state police in the chase, but would not identify one man taken away in an ambulance or say if any charges would be filed.


At least five state police vehicles and four city cruisers were on the scene.


A Luzerne County 911 supervisor said 911 was made aware of the pursuit being in Wilkes-Barre at 5:28 p.m. and the crash followed shortly thereafter.


The scene was cleared and the street re-opened by 6:05 p.m.

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