7 hurt, including 4 suspects, after police pursuit ended in crash near 40th and North

Crash involving school bus near 40th and North in Milwaukee

MILWAUKEE -- What started as a police chase, ended in a major crash near 40th and North in Milwaukee that sent seven people, including a child in a school bus, to the hospital on Thursday, April 18.

Toy Green was walking by when he heard a loud noise.

"They was chasing him a long time. They'd been chasing him for a good 30 minutes up and down the street here," said Green.

Crash involving school bus near 41st and North in Milwaukee

Crash involving school bus near 40th and North in Milwaukee

Green said he saw the three-car accident unfold. Police say officers were conducting an operation in which they were searching for wanted subjects throughout the city, when these suspects came up on their radar.

Officials say the driver of the suspect vehicle caused the three car crash. As ambulances were coming and going, police initially described the scene as chaos.

"Just because the number of victims and not knowing the full extent of their injuries, obviously we want to save lives and a little chaos comes with that," said Captain Jeffrey Norman, of Milwaukee Police Department's District Three.

Crash involving school bus near 40th and North in Milwaukee

Crash involving school bus near 40th and North in Milwaukee

In the damaged school bus, one adult female and a 13-year-old boy were taken to the hospital. One person in the pickup had non-life threatening injuries.

"It was tragic how it happened you know," said Green.

All four suspects in the fleeing vehicle were taken into custody and transported to area hospitals. One of the suspects was in critical condition, police said.

Crash involving school bus near 40th and North in Milwaukee

The investigation is ongoing.

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