UPDATE: Pedestrian hit by car during South Bend chase identified - Fox 28: South Bend, Elkhart IN News, Weather, Sports

UPDATE: Pedestrian hit by car during South Bend chase identified


A man trying to flee South Bend Police ends up crashing and hitting a pedestrian on the city's southeast side. That's according to authorities.

Around 5:30 Monday evening, they say an officer attempted to pull over a red Cadillac near the intersection of Fellows and Woodside Streets because the license plate appeared suspicious, but the man took off.

He's accused of leading police on a chase. Along the way, the man was reportedly going at a high rate of speed, drove in the wrong way down a street and hit a half dozen parked cars. He eventually went airborne and crashed near the intersection of Ewing Avenue and High Street.  It's at that intersection where he hit the pedestrian. 

The victim has been identified as 40-year-old Lucky Weah of South Bend.  Lt. Tim Williams with the St. Joseph County FACT team says Weah is in the hospital with a severely broken leg.  The suspect was also taken to the hospital. They are both listed in serious but stable conditions.

Authorities say a number of other pedestrians had to jump out of the way during the chase, but were not injured. 

Authorities have not given out the name of the suspect because he has not yet been formally charged.  The St. Joseph County Prosecutor's Office says they expect to announce charges by Wednesday morning.

The St. Joseph County FACT Team is asking any other witnesses of this serious injury crash to contact Capt. Tim Spencer, or Sgt. Scott Parker at 574-259-2966.

We'll continue to follow this story and bring you more information as it becomes available.



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