The Greenville County Sheriff’s Office said Monday that a man initially accused of driving impaired when he slammed into a family of four’s vehicle while leading law enforcement on a chase was facing new charges.
Deputies said they were initially called around 10 a.m. Sunday to the Spinx gas station on Rutherford Street where a man was reportedly passed out behind the wheel.
Dpeuties then received and update that the driver, who was believed to be impaired, had drove off and was being followed by a concerned citizen.
Deputies spotted the suspect’s vehicle at the intersection of Buncombe and Shaw streets and tried to pull the car over, but a chase ensued instead.
Deputies said the suspect, driving a 2014 Honda Accord, sped through the intersection of Highway 253 and Cedar Lane Road and then hit a Lexus carrying a family of four, who were on their way to church Sunday morning. Troopers said one of the victims was ejected from the vehicle.
A convenience store captured the crash on surveillance video.
Deputies said the four family members were taken to the hospital and are expected to recover.
FOX Carolina spoke to Anshelia Sizemore, who said it was her two sons and her parents in the car that was struck.
Sizemore said her 9-year-old son was the one who was ejected out of the window. She said he suffered stitches for lacerations, and multiple bruises. The child was holding his Bible when he was thrown from the car, Sizemore said.
Her 8-year-old son was also injured, suffering lacerations to his liver and multiple stitches to his face.
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SOURCE: FOX Carolina, Ella Wilkie and Dal Kalsi