Pedestrian hit as fraud suspect fled police

COTTONWOOD HEIGHTS, Utah (ABC4 Utah) – A pedestrian was hit by a suspect evading police officers in Cottonwood Heights Thursday evening.

Police say they were called to the Wells Fargo Bank at 1985 E. Fort Union Blvd. on a fraud in progress. As officers arrived, the female suspect took off. A pursuit began, but when it became too dangerous officers backed off.

A short time later, officers spotted the car in a neighborhood and the suspect fled again. Officers lost sight of the woman, but then came upon a crash involving the suspect, another vehicle and a pedestrian at 1740 E. Murray-Holladay Road.

The pedestrian and the occupants of the vehicle were taken to the hospital. Police say that female suspect sustained injuries. She is not being identified at this time.

This is a developing story. We’ll have more information as it becomes available.


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