Dramatic Police Chase Caught on Dashcam Near Savannah

A driver’s dashcam captured the final, dramatic moments of a police chase involving a collision that prompted the closure of Interstate 95 near Savannah, Georgia, on the afternoon of Friday, June 21.

Footage from James Bennett shows a Georgia State Patrol (GSP) trooper performing a PIT maneuver on a suspect’s vehicle, causing it to spin and crash into a median guardrail.

Two people then flee the vehicle on foot, with one leaping over the guardrail and across several lanes of northbound traffic, and the other running across the southbound lanes. Both are chased down by troopers and arrested, the footage shows.

According to local media, police said the suspects’ vehicle, a gray Volkswagen SUV, matched the description of a vehicle involved in multiple robberies and had fled police in Pooler before being pursued by state troopers.

The pursuit ended southwest of Savannah in Chatham County, about a mile from the Bryan County line at the Ogeechee River Bridge, and prompted the closure of southbound lanes of I-95 for at least 1.5 hours. Credit: James Bennett via Storyful

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