The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

November 5, 2012

Car hits utility pole, flips over after police pursuit

By Wendy Holdren
Register-Herald Reporter

BECKLEY — Beckley Police were in pursuit of a suspect around 3:30 p.m. Sunday for traffic violations when the vehicle flipped into a utility pole and landed on its top, according to Raleigh County Emergency Operations Center.

Sgt. F.D. Shelton said the pursuit began at the intersection of Hager Street and Bostic Avenue and ended when the vehicle crashed into a utility pole at the intersection of Fayette Street and Barber Avenue.

After the crash, the suspect exited the vehicle and fled on foot. He was identified by police during the pursuit, and he later turned himself in at the police department.

The suspect did not sustain any injuries from the crash.

Shelton said warrants are being obtained. The suspect’s name and his charges will be released today.