Expired Plates Leads To Wild Ride For Two From Fairview Park
At around 3:30 am a Lakewood Police car noticed a black Porsche Carrera heading west on Detroit Ave. The officer noticed the car had expired plates and turned on his flashers to pull the man over as they ran the plates.
The Porsche driver took off west at a very high rate of speed, and the car came back with the owner and not stolen. By Kenilworth the officer could not keep the Porsche in sight and broke off the pursuit. As a call went in to meet the driver at his Fairview Park home.
As the officer stopped to fill out report, and take next calls, a call went out for an accident at the Commodore Club Apartments. What followed was a first for this longtime Lakewood resident.
The Porsche had continued West down Detroit Extension, hitting the curb that then launched him his Carrera and unlucky passenger into the air, clipping a tree nearly 30; off the ground. (The Lincoln a week back never went higher than 15") clearing the MetroParks two lane roadway, landing the the second lane of the bike path, bouncing, hitting another tree which sent one of the two flying out of the car and coming to a rest near the bottom of the hill less that 200 yards from Sweetwater Landing! "The car flew more than 100'," said Capt Ed Hassing.
The driver age 24 from Fairview Park has a broken back, and is in Metro General Hospital, his passenger a 47 year old male is in critical condition in Fairview General Hospital. The Porsche sits at Kuffners Towing, with NOTHING USEABLE on it. It is amazing to think anyone lived in that car.
Publisher, Lakewood Observer, Inc.