2 Knoxville Police cruisers collide during pursuit


KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — Two KPD cruisers were involved in a non-injury crash Thursday evening during a pursuit.

KPD spokesman Scott Erland said Thursday the crash occurred in the area of Sutherland Avenue and Middlebrook Pike.

What led up to the crash, Erland said, was a pursuit of a stolen vehicle that had possible links to other recent crimes.

One KPD officer was engaged in a pursuit on Sutherland Avenue of the stolen vehicle and when a second officer responded to assist in the pursuit, the two KPD cruisers crashed into one another with one of the cruisers pushing into the vehicle of a third vehicle unrelated to the pursuit.

The suspect vehicle continued to flee following the crash.

No other injuries were reported.

(Photo: Taylor Gash/WATE)

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