Several people suffered personal injuries after a crash on January 14 involving five vehicles, including a patrol car.


The crash took place after a man from Raleigh attempted to free from a traffic stop.


At approximately 12:45 p.m., Durham police attempted to pull over a 1996 Chevrolet pick-up truck for a traffic violation on Guess Road in Durham. Police say the driver pulled into the parking lot of the Hog Heaven Restaurant, but sped off as police approached the truck.


The trucks driver, 20-year-old Christopher Cyr, then turned onto the entrance ramp to Interstate 85 South and collided with a Toyota Camry on the ramp. The driver received treatment for minor injuries.


At the time of that collision, Cyr was not being chased by police, but he continued driving on I-85 South and exited on Hillandale Road.


Cyr ran a red light on Hillandale and struck a northbound 1999 Dodge work van. The van then struck a 2001 Toyota Tacoma in the next lane and rolled across the median and over the hood of a southbound Durham police car.


Police said that Cyr finally stopped in the northbound lanes on Hillandale. He received transport to Duke University Hospital to undergo treatment for head injuries. The Tacoma’s driver was also taken to Duke and the others involved received treatment for minor injuries. None of the injuries are believed to be life-threatening.


Cyr faces charges of felony hit-and-run, felony fleeing to elude officers, careless and reckless driving, running a red light, driving without a license, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

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