Suspect leads police on chase after causing multi-vehicle accident

Police say a man ran a stop sign, hit two vehicles then ran from the scene, setting off a brief manhunt that ended with a gunpoint arrest.

  • Dec. 4, 2014 1:00 p.m.

Chilliwack RCMP arrested a suspect at gunpoint Thursday morning after he ran away from a car accident.

Police first noticed the suspect around 9:30 a.m., driving a newer model Mercedes north on Broadway Street. The officer found it suspicious, and flicked on lights and sirens to try and get the car pulled over.

Instead, RCMP say the suspect stepped on the gas and sped off.

Soon after, the man allegedly went through a stop sign at Young Road and Brooks Avenue, slamming into two vehicles.

He got out and ran away, setting off a brief manhunt that ended when the he was found, hiding in someone’s backyard, curled up in a ball amongst blackberry bushes.

The man was taken to Chilliwack General Hospital. Another person involved in the accident sustained minor injuries.

A section of Young Road was closed down for a significant time, opening shortly after 3 p.m.

Police are asking any witnesses to the accident to call 604-792-4611 with file number 2014-41699, or call Crime Stoppers (anonymously) at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

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