Multiple police agencies converged at the site of a two-vehicle accident Monday following a police chase through the city of Jamestown.
Shortly after 9 p.m. Monday, scanner reports indicated police were in pursuit of a vehicle unwilling to stop. According to police, officers attempted the traffic stop of a vehicle with inadequate exhaust, driving at a high rate of speed on Forest Avenue. The suspect began to flee, running multiple red lights and stop signs, while leading police throughout the south side of the city of Jamestown.
During the pursuit, the suspect attempted to run his vehicle into patrol vehicles multiple times.
A black sedan, pictured at right, was involved in a police chase through the city of Jamestown before colliding with a pickup truck at the corner of Foote and Cole avenues.
P-J photo by Michael Rukavina
The chase continued throughout the city of Jamestown for the next 15 minutes. Minutes after police contemplated the use of spike strips, the black sedan crashed into a pickup truck at the corner of Douglas Place and Foote Avenue.
The male driver of the sedan, 24-year-old Bryan Bobe of Jamestown, was quickly placed on a stretcher by EMS and transported by Alstar to WCA Hospital. According to police, the driver was later transferred to UPMC Hamot in Erie, Pa. His condition was unknown at press time.
The driver of the pickup truck appeared to be uninjured.
Police confirmed late Monday evening that Bobe faces charges of third-degree unlawful fleeing of a police officer in a motor vehicle, two counts of first-degree reckless endangerment, reckless driving and other multiple vehicle and traffic violations.
Officials were still at the scene of the accident as of 12:24 a.m., awaiting a tow truck for the black sedan.
Agencies responding to the scene of the accident included Jamestown Police, New York State Police, Lakewood-Busti Police, Ellicott Police and the Chautauqua County Accident Reconstruction Team.