Three adults and two children are hospitalized following a head-on crash in Northeast D.C. on Thursday night. One of the cars was involved in the earlier attempted robbery of a Taco Bell in Seat Pleasant, Maryland, police said.
The crash happened around 10:30 p.m. Thursday on C Street NE near RFK Stadium.
One of the cars was being chased by Seat Pleasant Police officers after the driver tried to rob a Taco Bell in Prince George’s County earlier that night.
HAPPENING NOW: 6200-Blk Central Ave, attempted commercial robbery. Suspect fled to DC in a vehicle, now in custody after brief pursuit.
— Seat Pleasant Police (@SPPDNews) April 2, 2021
The man, who claimed to be armed, attempted to steal cash from the Taco Bell’s register but fled the scene empty-handed and drove into the District, according to police.
A woman and two kids were in his escape car, which ultimately crashed into another vehicle being driven by a man.
Paramedics transported all five people involved in the crash to a hospital. All are expected to survive, police said.
A map of where the attempted robbery took place is below.
Meanwhile, another Taco Bell in neighboring Charles County saw a car ram through its front doors Wednesday night.