Anthony G. Attrino
No serious injuries were reported after a driver allegedly fleeing police in a stolen car early Sunday struck parked vehicles before flipping over a steep embankment and crashing into a house in Essex County, authorities said.
North Caldwell police were called to Hilltop Drive at about 12:30 a.m. on New Year’s Day after a vehicle was allegedly stolen. When officers arrived, the driver struck two parked vehicles in an attempt to flee, police said.
“The driver lost control of the vehicle and drove over an embankment falling 21.3 feet, landing into a house and onto another vehicle,” police said in a statement.
Security video from a nearby home captured the crash, which included screeching tires as the driver apparently attempted to brake before the vehicle flipped.
No injuries were reported to anyone inside or outside the home. Two people in the stolen vehicle ran off after the crash, police said.
Officers from several towns tracked down two suspects and held them for local police.
The suspects were taken to area hospitals for evaluation and later released to the custody of the North Caldwell Police Department, the statement said.
The names of the suspects or charges were not immediately available Tuesday afternoon.