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Burglary Suspects Crash During Pursuit Along W. Broad Street

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Two suspects and two victims were injured in a crash Friday morning when burglary suspects fled from deputies and hit another vehicle.

The incident began when the Franklin County Sheriff's Office received a call from the owner of a home in the 5600 block of Alkire Road at about 11:28 a.m. Friday.

The owner of the home reported that a vehicle was parked in the driveway and that people had just exited the home.

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"I tried to block the car in the driveway. The person in the car was banging on the horn for the person inside to come out," said Robbie Lovejoy, the homeowner.

Lovejoy said a man ran outside with a golf club and white bag, but fell on ice covering the front porch.

"She pushes my car backwards on the ice," Lovejoy said.

Lovejoy said he jumped out of his vehicle and ran toward the suspects' car.

"I opened the passenger door and tried to drag this guy out," Lovejoy said.

He said the SUV driver sped across the yard while he was hanging onto the vehicle.

"They're taking off at 90 mph. I fell down and they got away," Lovejoy said.

The suspect vehicle was seen traveling on Alkire Road toward Galloway and was spotted by a deputy in the area.

The deputy attempted to stop the vehicle, but the suspect fled, the sheriff's office said.

A pursuit ensued, and moved from Sullivant Avenue to Hilliard-Rome Road, and then onto Broad Street, at speeds ranging from 60-70 mph.

On Broad Street, the suspect lost control and collided with another vehicle in front of 4832 W. Broad St.

The suspect was ejected from the vehicle and transported to Grant Medical Center.

A woman and her 12-year-old son were trapped inside the other vehicle, and were transported to Doctor's West Hospital with minor injuries.

A female passenger in the suspect vehicle was transported to Mount Carmel Hospital West in stable condition.

The sheriff's office said charges are pending.

West Broad Street was closed east of Norton Road due to the crash.

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