Pedestrians struck by stolen vehicle on Detroit's east side

At least 4 injured when driver runs red light, strikes pedestrians on Detroit's east side

Published On: Apr 13 2012 03:12:27 PM EDT   Updated On: Apr 13 2012 05:26:44 PM EDT
DETROIT -

At least four people were injured Friday afternoon when police were investigating a stolen vehicle on the city's east side.

Police were investigating the vehicle near East 7 Mile Road and Greeley Street.

Police said it was not a chase. Undercover officers were checking out a report of a stolen vehicle in the area. The officers, in an unmarked car, pulled up behind a black Jeep Liberty which was suspected of being stolen. The driver of the Jeep took off quickly, drove through a red light, struck the pedestrians and another vehicle, drove through a bus stop and struck a building.

Detroit EMS was at the crash.

Four people were taken to a nearby hospital. The 70-year-old driver of the vehicle which was struck was in critical condition. The others' conditions were not known.

The driver of the Jeep and a passenger fled on foot. Police were searching for two suspects. They believe the suspects possibly were as young as 11 years old.

This was not a Detroit police operation. Undercover officers from several different law enforcement agencies were working on a stolen vehicle case.

Images: Pedestrians injured in Detroit police chase