PHILADELPHIA, Pa. — A 3-year-old Baltimore boy is severely injured in the aftermath of a multi-state felony police chase that ended in Philadelphia.
The chase reportedly began on Wednesday with police in Wilmington, Delaware. Officers were pursuing 20-year-old DeJuan Robinson for felony parole and probation violations. Eventually the pursuit entered Pennsylvania onto I-95. That's when troopers from that state joined in on the chase. A Pennsylvania and Wilmington police later collided with each other, resulting in the Delaware squad car to end up on its roof.
In the process, another vehicle, occupied by the Kirts family was involved. Inside that car was 3-year-old David, who according to his mother, Megan Stone Kirts sustained "a spinal injury, a brain injury, brain bleed, five to six fractured skull marks and other injuries to his body." Stone Kirts told WPVI-TV - ABC 6 in Philadelphia that her husband William also suffered six broken ribs, a concussion and a brain injury. At the time of the crash, the family was traveling from Maryland to New York.
Robinson was ultimately able to exit the highway, but he ended up crashing into a SEPTA bus in South Philadelphia. He then fled the area on foot and remains on the loose.
In total five officers were injured. All have since been released from the hospital.
Meanwhile Stone Kirts who was driving, is left wondering how she's going to pay her bills from the crash; "They're telling me that I have to go to the driver of the vehicle for insurance for everything. So I'm like, if this guy is wanted, who's not to say the car is stolen, so how am I going to afford this?"