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Stolen rental truck chase ends after trio of collisions in London

The driver of a stolen U-Haul truck is facing multiple charges after a police pursuit ended with two people injured in three separate collisions in London, Ont. Thursday.

Police say two people were injured and damage was estimated to be $30K

London police were led on a pursuit involving a stolen U-Haul truck that resulted in three separate collisions Thursday. (London Police Service)

The driver of a stolen U-Haul truck is facing multiple charges after a police pursuit ended with two people injured in three separate collisions in London, Ont. Thursday.

Police say a 24-foot U-Haul truck was reported stolen from a downtown rental business on Tuesday, Dec. 18. Two days later, the vehicle was spotted by officers in the area of Wellington Road and Huron Street.

Officers attempted to stop the truck, but the driver fled the scene. Moments later, police say the vehicle ran a red light at Richmond Street and Horton Street, where it struck a vehicle and continued without stopping.

Police then caught up to the U-Haul in the area of Wonderland Road and Springbank Drive, where they attempted to stop the vehicle. Instead, the truck struck a police cruiser and continued to travel northbound on Wonderland.

Police say the truck ran a second red light, causing a third collision, and again, fled the scene.

The stolen truck was later recovered by police abandoned in a parking lot in the north end of the city.

Police say one officer and a citizen received minor injuries.

Damage is estimated to be more than $30,000.

A 32-year-old London man is facing multiple charges including three counts of leaving the scene of an accident, possession of stolen property over $5,000, dangerous driving and fleeing from police.

A 24-year-old woman is also facing charges.