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Teen Struck, Cruiser Hit, Passenger Injured in Police Pursuit: Aberdeen PD

The chase began when an officer tried to stop a man for speeding, police said.

Two people were injured and an Aberdeen man was in custody as the result of a police pursuit Sunday night in Aberdeen, officials said.

At approximately 7:20 p.m. on Sunday, an Aberdeen officer was conducting a traffic stop for speeding in the 700 block of Old Philadelphia Road, and as the officer approached the vehicle, it took off, police said. Court records show the driver was traveling at 40 mph in a 25 mph zone.

The 1998 Nissan Maxima traveled around the back of Walmart, crossed US Route 40 and behind the Royal Farms store to Edmund Street, according to a statement from the Aberdeen Police Department.

In the 900 block of Edmund Street, the driver rounded a slight curve, hitting a pedestrian, according to the statement. The 16-year-old victim was taken to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, where he was listed in critical condition, Aberdeen police said.

As an Aberdeen police officer provided aid to the pedestrian, other officers continued pursuing the Maxima, which hit a marked Aberdeen police vehicle in the area of Market and Edmund streets, police said.

The suspect vehicle continued onto westbound South Philadelphia Boulevard, where the driver tried to make a right turn onto MD Route 7 and hit a Ford, injuring a female passenger in that vehicle, according to police; she was taken to Harford Memorial Hospital with minor injuries, police said.

After hitting the Ford, the suspect ran away and was taken into custody nearby the crash, according to Aberdeen police.

Asim Jelani Lievers 31, of the 200 block of Mayberry Drive in Aberdeen, was being held at the Aberdeen Police Department, the statement said.

Lievers has been charged with two counts of second-degree assault, one count of first-degree assault, reckless endangerment, malicious destruction of property greater than $1,000, driving without a license, driving on a revoked license, failure to remain at the scene of a crash and more than 30 other traffic offenses.

The crash team from the Harford County Sheriff’s Office was assisting in the investigation, police said.

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