CINCINNATI (FOX19) - Four people were hospitalized Friday following a crash in South Fairmount during which two were ejected from their vehicle, according to the police at the scene.
The crash occurred in the 2000 block of Queen City Avenue near the intersection with Wyoming Avenue.
Reports of the crash came in around 5 p.m.
Officers say they were investigating people inside an SUV. They say the SUV sped up when its occupants saw the patrol car, but that there was never a chase.
“Even though it was a police investigation, there was not a traffic pursuit in this crash,” CPD Lt. Bryan Norris said.
Officers say the SUV crashed into a silver truck and then into the median.
Two people were ejected from the SUV. They are hospitalized with head injuries, according to Norris.
“Two of the three individuals are in serious but stable condition,” he said.
The third person in the SUV was not ejected. They crawled out and tried to run away from police after the crash, but were apprehended and taken to the hospital as well, according to police.
A person in the truck was also hospitalized with minor injuries, police say.
A witness who lives across the street from where the crash happened tells FOX19 NOW the scene was gruesome.
“I’ve never seen anyone slide down the asphalt,” he said, adding he was ready to jump in and help. “Told my girlfriend to call 911 and I ran. By the time I opened the front door, there were police already here.”
CPD’s Traffic Unit is investigating.