Police: fleeing man hospitalized with broken leg
SWANSEA, Mass. (WHDH) -- State police say a Fall River man ended up in the hospital with a broken leg after fleeing police.
State police said the wild ride began around 1:30 p.m. Tuesday when police tried to arrest 25-year-old Cleveland Clay on an outstanding warrant. Clay rammed two Fall River police cruisers when they blocked his car. He then took off driving north to Route 24 then onto 195 West.
Investigators say Clay crashed on the interstate, and as he was trying to run off the highway a pickup truck hit him, breaking his leg.
The truck driver, police say, didn't know Clay was on the run from police, so offered to take him to the hospital.
An alert motorist saw the accident and called police.
Police stopped the gold truck near Swansea and found Clay in the passenger seat. He had a broken leg and a hidden handgun.
Police proceeded to arrest Clay.
Clay was transported to the hospital where he was under guard. He will likely face additional charges.