UPDATE: Suspect hits half a dozen cars and pedestrian during high-speed chase

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SOUTH BEND, Ind. - In less than five minutes, police say a man who led them on a high-speed chase managed to hit half a dozen cars and a pedestrian.

Lucky Weah, 40, of South Bend has been identified as the pedestrian, according to the St. Joseph County Prosecutor's Office. Weah was taken to a local hospital following the incident.

It started around 5:30 p.m. when a South Bend police officer tried to pull a red Cadillac over at Woodside and Fellows for false and fictitious plates.

Instead of stopping, the Cadillac headed west on Woodside toward Michigan at a high rate of speed.

"Prior to actually reaching Michigan Street, the Caddy actually struck two parked vehicles, continuing onto Michigan where he went northbound," said Lt. Tim Williams with the Mishawaka Police Department and St. Joseph County FACT Team.

Williams says while on Michigan, the suspect hit an SUV traveling northbound.

He then headed east on Indiana and onto Dale Street, before turning back onto Indiana and then to High Street.

The suspect disregarded a stop sign at High and Calvert and another at High and Ewing, where he hit three parked cars and a pedestrian.

"That gentleman there suffered a severely broken leg," Williams said. "We're very fortunate that the subject did not hit more people or even pedestrians. I do know a few pedestrians did have to jump out of the way to stop from being hit by the actual fleeing suspect."

The suspect's car went airborne near the intersection of Ewing and High, before landing on its wheels.

"The victim was on the ground at that time," said Larry Bunch, who lives down the street. "They put him on a board, put him on a stretcher and then into the ambulance."

Police say both the suspect and the pedestrian were taken to the hospital, where they're in serious but stable condition.

The suspect's name has not been released as he has not formally been charged.

The St. Joseph County Fatal Alcohol Crash Team is investigating. The team is anticipating making a charging decision Tuesday afternoon or Wednesday morning.

The FACT team is asking anybody who saw the serious injury crash to contact, the Commander of FACT, Capt. Tim Spencer, or Sgt. Scott Parker at (574) 259-2966.


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