A Narragansett police officer was struck by a fleeing car Monday as two suspects tried to elude police during a chase through two towns.
Narragansett police entered the pursuit at about 8 a.m. in North Kingstown.
After traveling south on Boston Neck Road, the suspects' vehicle turned and traveled north on Boston Neck Road and just missed crashing into a state trooper.
Police said the suspects' vehicle entered the Rio Vista neighborhood and while attempting to escape, struck a Narragansett police cruiser, and then an officer.
Police said the suspects' car later crashed and nearly ended up in the woods in a sports field behind the Bonnet Shores Community Center.
The suspects, who were reported to be possibly armed and under the influence of narcotics, were taken into custody and transported to South County Hospital where they are being held.
The officer was taken to Rhode Island Hospital. His condition was not immediately known.
It wasn't immediately known how the chase began.
John Brindamour, of Narragansett, told NBC 10 that he saw the suspect's car in his neighborhood.
"(This) car came whipping around the corner, flying by and past two police officers. Then I came up to the intersection. There had clearly been some sort of collision and someone on the ground. They were helping him, police from South Kingstown and state troopers," he said.
Rhode Island State Police, North Kingstown, South Kingstown and Narragansett police all assisted in the chase.
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