FLORENCE COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - Chief Deputy Glenn Kirby says that a chase through Florence ended this afternoon at 12:39 p.m. when a female suspect rammed four Florence County Sheriff's Office cars and flipped her own car.
The chase started with officers attempted to pull the woman over for a traffic violation on North Cashua Street, but the woman refused to stop. Kirby says the woman was wanted for outstanding warrants. He did not specify what the warrants were for.
Once at a brief stop in a parking lot, a man who was also in the car with the woman got out and was arrested..That's when the woman sped off.
The chase continued onto the Black Creek Road and TV Road area.
Kady Morris was on her way home when she got caught in the middle of it all. Morris said when she turned down Joan Road, the woman was speeding toward her. She had to turn into the US Food facility on Joan Road to keep from getting hit
"She went all over TV Road. Almost ran two other cars off the road. She was high tailing it," said Morris. "She was just reckless and it scared the crap out of me. I had my two kids in the car.."
Morris said the deputies attempted to stop the woman by putting down spikes, but that didn't work. She added the woman knocked down four pine trees and damaged her landlord's yard.
The chase ended on TV Road after the woman left the road and flipped several times, being ejected from the car.
"They were all over the place and I couldn't figure out what was going on and so I just figured I'd just take the shortcut and not go down that way. I'll just go down Joan. Well, big mistake," Morris said.
While all of the deputies are OK, the woman was transported to a local hospital by Florence County EMS. Her condition is not known at this time.
The Florence County Sheriff's Office is still investigating the incident.