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VIDEO: Medical issue causes driver to crash, flip while police were chasing him

Posted: 7:38 PM, Oct 09, 2019
Updated: 2019-10-09 19:38:27-04

PARMA HEIGHTS, Ohio — Officers initially thought a driver in Parma Heights was drunk, but after he crashed head-on into a car and his car rolled over while they were chasing him, they learned he had a medical issue.

After the initial drunk driver call came in, Parma Heights police officers began pursuing the driver on Stumph Road at about 10:04 p.m. Tuesday, according to a news release from police.

Dash camera video from one police cruiser shows the car swerving between lanes before clipping a vehicle and striking another head-on, causing the car to flip over.

After the crash, officers learned the man’s erratic driving was due to a medical issue. Police could not provide further details due to medical privacy laws.

Police said the driver has not been charged.