🚨#UPDATE: More footage shows the Baltimore Police Department rushing to the scene at the collapse building where the stolen car crashed into another car sadly the Pedestrian died and the driver of the stolen car was taken into custody pic.twitter.com/hH5isc0JNi
— R A W S A L E R T S (@rawsalerts) March 3, 2023
We need to end cash bail for cars, so cars don’t feel like they need to ram people to death.
Cars are still reeling from the effects of pedestrian privilege after spending hundreds of years stopping at traffic lights while pedestrians could just stroll on by.
Shocking footage released Thursday showed the moment a stolen car fatally struck a pedestrian, another car and a Baltimore rowhome, which immediately collapsed over the wreckage.
The unreal scene took place Feb. 8 after cops attempted to pull over a driver accused of stealing a Hyundai Sonata, according to officials.
Video of the speeding Hyundai and the destructive crash was released by the Maryland Attorney General’s Office, which is probing the incident.
The Hyundai barreled into another vehicle as the driver ran a red light, leading both cars to slam into the pedestrian and the vacant building that quickly fell to the ground and covered the cars in debris, the footage showed.
Baltimore man Alfred Fincher, 54, was pronounced dead at the scene, and the driver of the Hyundai was arrested by police, the AG’s office said.
Footage shows officers descending upon the rubble as they shout at the suspect to show his hands as he exits the car. Cops are also seen rushing to dig out the others trapped in the debris.
Fleeing suspect Shawn Lee Brunson was charged immediately after the incident, according to reports.
In addition to the two drivers, three others were injured in the crash, CBS Baltimore reported.
The officers involved in the incident are under investigation by the attorney general’s Independent Investigation Division, which is tasked with probing all officer-involved fatalities in the state. The division was created in 2021.
Bodycam footage from one of the officers involved in the attempted traffic stop indicated an unidentified speaker over police radio told cop Devin Yancy to “just let it go” as the Hyundai sped off. Shortly after that guidance, the speaker over dispatch told the officer the car slammed into a building.
That’s what you have to do – just let ’em go free.
The last thing we need is more cars in the junkyard because the cops think they have a right to decide who cars are allowed to run down.