Fresno police say a car jumps 2 freeway lanes, median, before crashing

June 3, 2013 12:06:50 AM PDT
Fresno Police are still looking for a suspected DUI driver accused of speeding on the freeway, then crashing.

Officer says the man reached speeds of more than 100 miles-per-hour near Jensen and Freeway 41 around 3 a.m. Monday.

Officers were forced to pull back from a chase because of the dangers to other drivers. When they he eventually caught up with the car when it had crashed. An officer apparently saw the car hit an embankment and jump the car across the freeway.

"I'm no mathematician, but he was probably driving in excess of 100 miles-per-hour to launch a vehicle that size, that total distance," said Lt. Paul Cervantes, Fresno Police.

Police believe the car went airborne, cleared two lanes, and a median, and landed in the southbound lanes.

Officers are still looking for the male driver who ran away after the crash. A female passenger was hurt, and was taken to the hospital.

Police officers said they found methamphetamines for sale, a digital scale, and cash in the car.


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