CHELSEA (CBS) – A wanted man ended up in the hospital Friday after leading police on a chase that came to a crashing end in Chelsea.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Carl Stevens reports

Saugus police say 43-year-old Gregory Ferrara of Boston was driving his Mustang erratically near the Square One Mall late Friday morning and they attempted to pull him over.

Ferrara didn’t stop, according to authorities, and that sparked a chase led led into Chelsea.

During the pursuit, officers learned that Ferrara was wanted by Boston Police for larceny and assault and battery.

As the chase moved to the Carter Street ramp off Route 1, the Mustang blew a tire.  It ended up hitting two other vehicles and then crashed.

Ferrara was captured and taken to Massachusetts General Hospital. Once he’s released, police say he will be arrested.

There was no one else in the Mustang and officers said there were no serious injuries.

Ferrara side-swiped one car during the chase and then rear-ended a GMC pickup truck, causing it to roll over.

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(Photo Credit: Carl Stevens/WBZ NewsRadio 103.

The pickup truck driver, a 14-year veteran of the Hampton, New Hampshire fire department, was able to walk away from the wreck with cuts to his hands and head.

He was more concerned, though, for his yellow Labrador named Timber, who was thrown out of the truck in the crash and then ran away from the scene. The dog was later found safe.

The crash caused a significant backup on Route 1 because police were forced to shut down the ramp for more than an hour for the investigation and cleanup.


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