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VIDEO: Car rolls over, crashes into tree on North Goodman St.

By George GandyHailie Higgins,


ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — A car that appears to be involved in a police chase crashed after flipping repeatedly in the area of North Goodman Street and Bay Street in a shocking video sent to News 8 Tuesday afternoon.

Officers from the Rochester Police Department said that state troopers attempted to stop the vehicle in the area of North Goodman Street and Central Park Avenue, but the vehicle failed to stop and a short pursuit was initiated by the New York State Police.

After the vehicle crashed, officers approach the car with guns drawn and a canine unit on ready, when two adult city residents climbed out of the shattered windshield.

Officers said both the driver and the passenger were taken into custody. The driver was taken to Rochester General Hospital for minor injuries, and the passenger was taken to Strong Memorial Hospital also for minor injuries. Charges are still pending.

A nearby resident, Chucky Naz, captured the footage on his front door home security camera.

“It looked like a movie, like a scene from a movie,” said Sean Irizarry who was just getting home from work at the time. This happened right in front of his home.

“And I heard some screeching, so I could hear the car accident, and I ran to the front of the driveway, and that when I (saw) the car flip over right in front of the driveway,” he said.

He thought this was a run-of-the-mill accident and rushed to help– until, “The police officers pulled up and they came out with their weapons drawn and so that made me want to— well, I just ran away after that,” he said.

Watch the video below:

Check back with News 8 as we continue to update this developing story.

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