CLEVELAND – A family of five is recovering in the hospital after police said a drunken driver caused an RTA bus to crash into their car Sunday night.
Cleveland police said the accident happened when a drunken driver, who was being pursued by fourth district officers, ran a stop sign at East 130 Street and Parkhill Avenue. That vehicle was then struck by an oncoming RTA bus and sent crashing into a tree.
As a result of the impact, the RTA bus then hit another vehicle carrying a man, woman and three children. All five sustained injuries and were taken to the hospital.
Some RTA passengers also sustained injuries. Those victims were treated at various hospitals.
The drunk driving suspect was also taken to the hospital for injuries he sustained when the vehicle he was driving crashed into a tree. Police said he was being pursued after reports he tried to run over a female in the 2800 block of East 117 Street with a white Chevrolet Impala.
The suspect will be charged with OVI, felonious assault and other charges upon release from the hospital.
The Pursuit Investigation Team and the Accident Investigation unit are handling reports.