HASTINGS-ON-HUDSON, N.Y. -- Westchester County Police reported Friday that the department was still searching for the driver of a car who fled the scene after hitting two pylons during a chase on the Saw Mill River Parkway early Thursday.
According to police spokesperson Kieran O'Leary, at 1:30 a.m. on Thursday, an officer on patrol was on the ramp that connects the westbound Cross County Parkway to the northbound Saw Mill River Parkway in Yonkers when he saw someone throw a beer bottle out the window of a 2010 Acura sedan. He pulled the vehicle over on the Saw Mill at Yonkers Avenue. The driver came to a stop briefly, then drove off at a high rate of speed, eventually exceeding 100 mph.
Police reported that the owner of the car, who was not present for the accident, contacted county police and said he had lent the car to a man he knew only by his nickname, "Trouble". The car's owner said he believed the man lives in the Bronx. The investigation is continuing.
The driver tried to exit at Farragut Parkway but lost control and struck two pylons at the bike path (South County Trailway). The driver jumped out of the car and ran into a wooded area along the bike path, County Police reported.
Two passengers in the car – a man and a woman -- were detained at the scene but were not charged. The woman complained of back pain and was taken to St. John’s Riverside Hospital in Yonkers for treatment, police said.