Stolen SUV crashes, hits fire station

Five injured in Orlando crash


ORLANDO, Fla. – Police say a sport utility vehicle ran a red light and crashed into another car just outside an Orlando fire station.

The dark Lexus SUV, which was reported stolen out of Apopka, was spotted west of downtown by Orlando Police around 1:45 a.m. Friday, according to authorities.

A short time later the SUV crashed into a Ford Focus at the intersection of Parramore Ave and Central Blvd, just outside Orlando Fire Station No. 2, according to police.

Police said firefighters from the station witnessed the crash as they were responding to another call.

The force of the impact flipped both vehicles and the SUV came to rest against the station, which suffered minor damage.

Shortly before the crash, witnesses reported seeing police involved in a pursuit with the stolen SUV.

Police said officers were watching the vehicle, but were not involved in a pursuit.

Five people were taken to the hospital with minor injuries from the accident.

No arrests have been made.

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