Attempted home invasion in Flint ends with serious crash, car fire

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FLINT (WJRT) (2/12/2018) - Two people, including the suspect, were injured when an attempted home invasion in Flint ended with a head-on crash on Court Street.

The crash occurred around 11:15 a.m. at the intersection with Vosburg Street.

It all started after a homeowner found out someone was attempting to break into her house. She initially thought neighbors were seeing her snow plowing contractor, so she called them to confirm.

The snow plowers told her they were never inside her house and they had already left. However, they returned to help the woman investigate what has happening.

The snow plowers encountered a man matching the description the woman gave and tried to box him in, but the suspect was able to get around. They knew police had been called, so the crew began following the suspect as he left the area.

The suspect was traveling northeast on Glenwood Avenue when a Flint police officer got in the area. He then made a U-turn and began fleeing at a high rate of speed.

The suspect turned onto Court Street before losing control and crashing head-on into into a silver Dodge couple about three blocks later at Court and Vosburg streets. The suspect was handcuffed after initially resisting officers.

The Dodge caught fire after the collision while the female driver was still inside. Police and the snow plowers helped pull her to safety before the car became engulfed in flames.

Both the suspect and the woman driving the Dodge were transported to area hospitals. The extent of their injuries was not immediately known, but police say they likely will recover.

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