An August 27th crash resulted from a police chase and left a local Cincinnati Children’s Hospital employee in the ICU. The police pursuit began on Wednesday evening near Burnet Avenue and part of a criminal investigation. The pursuit was initiated as an unmarked police vehicle made the attempt to stop the vehicle, a black Kia.
The black Kia was moving southward on Burnet, but instead of stopy and complying, the Kia drove away from the vehicle. The Kia took off and the pursuit was short, but ran through multiple stoplights. The Kia did not acknowledge the traffic stop; it blew through multiple traffic lights, and eventually hit a green Ford on Albert Sabin Way.
Lt. Brian Norris spoke for the Cincinnati Police Department on the details of the crash. He acknowledged that two of the three people taken to the hospital were from the suspect’s vehicle. The third was a driver who was not involved, and needed urgent medical care. Police officers were calling off the stop to the pursuit when the collision happened. They were slightly more than a block away when the Kia hit the Ford.
The victim of the crash, Travis Feltner, is now in the ICU with a brain bleed, hematoma, a contusion to his kidney, among other injuries. He was on his way to work. The victim is the father to eight children. Feltner’s wife has acknowledged the chase has dramatically changed the dynamic of their family.
An update on this crash came in with Cincinnati Police acknowledging the suspect was wanted for drug trafficking. The crash happened within 27 seconds of CPD calling off the crash. Police found fentanyl, along with about $10,000 in cash, in the suspect’s vehicle.
No further updates on Feltner’s condition except that it appears he was stable but still in critical care. If you're involved in a wreck, contact our Cincinnati car accident attorneys right away.