Crime

Armed robbery suspect fleeing police hits school bus, pedestrian in Puyallup

Suspect car next to school bus, which was empty when hit.
Suspect car next to school bus, which was empty when hit. Courtesy of Puyallup Police

An armed robbery suspect in a stolen car led police on a pursuit through Puyallup on Friday, striking two vehicles and a pedestrian before crashing into an unoccupied school bus.

The chase started about 8 a.m. at the South Hill Mall when a Pierce County sheriff’s deputy recognized the stolen car and the driver, who was wanted for a convenience store robbery in Roy last week.

During the pursuit, the fleeing car hit two cars and a pedestrian before the driver ran a red light, getting clipped by a truck and crashing into a school bus at 39th Avenue SW and Ninth Street SW.

No children were on the bus; the driver was not hurt.

The wanted driver ran away, but deputies caught and detained him. His two passengers, a man and a woman, had felony warrants and were arrested also.

Only minor injuries were reported from the three collisions.

Stacia Glenn: 253-597-8653

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