JUPITER, Fla. - Three children were injured when the pick-up truck they were passengers in fled from police after an attempted traffic stop. The driver of the pick-up was also transported to the hospital after he was bit by a K-9 officer.
According to Jupiter Police, officers received reports of a reckless driver on Indiantown Road. around 5 p.m.
When they located a pick-up that matched the description of the vehicle, they attempted a traffic stop but the pick-up truck driver took off. Police activated lights and sirens but when they saw that there were two children in the bed of the pick-up they terminated the stop, according to police.
A short time later, they received reports of an accident involving the same pick-up and a Toyota Camry. The truck fled from that accident scene and crashed into some bushes at the intersection of Indiantown Road and Delaware Boulevard.
Officers and medics responded and located two injured children in the back of the truck and an additional child inside of the truck. The driver attempted to flee on foot but was caught by a K-9 officer.
Two of the children were taken to St. Mary's Medical Center for their injuries while a third with less serious injuries was transported to Jupiter Medical Center.
The male driver was transported to Jupiter Medical Center for a dog bite. There was no immediate information on the condition of the driver of the Camry or what charges the driver will face.
The driver of the truck has been identified as 34-year-old Brian Ferguson of Jensen Beach. Police say he was driving while on a suspended license. He was taken into custody and charges for today's incident are pending.
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