Routine police stop leads to crash in Syracuse

Syracuse police got a lot more than they bargained for when they tried to execute a routine traffic stop last night.

According to police, around 11:15 Tuesday night, officers attempted to pull over a car for having a headlight out on Oneida Street near West Taylor Street.

Instead of pulling over, the driver of the car sped off, and immediately lost control of the car. The car hydroplaned and smashed into a utility pole.

Several telephone poles snapped and a transformer fell on top of the car, which knocked out power to some homes.

Six people were inside the car...four of them took off from the scene...two had to be pulled from extricated from the vehicle.

Three of the people that fled were apprehended by police, they are still looking for the fourth person.

Five people were taken to upstate hospital for minor injuries.

No arrests were made. Oneida Street between West Taylor Street and Tallman STreet are now closed to traffic while National Grid makes repairs to the power lines.