By: Rachel Rice, stltoday.com
BERKELEY • Three people were injured in a crash Wednesday evening in the 8000 block of Airport Road after St. Louis County police used a ‘stop stick’ device to flatten the tires of moving car. Two suspects in the vehicle were injured, and one person unconnected to the police investigation was seriously injured.
Police say the St. Louis County Drug Unit was conducting an investigation at about 5:30 p.m. when the suspects attempted to flee from officers. After deploying the stop stick, the car’s tires deflated and it crashed into another vehicle.
A police pursuit was not occurring at the time of the crash, officials said. The entire incident is under investigation by the Crimes Against Persons Unit.