ABERDEEN, Md. (WJZ) — A teenager is struck by a vehicle during a police pursuit in Aberdeen.

Officers first tried to stop a speeding driver in the 700-block of Old Philadelphia Road. The suspect fled, however, and police gave chase.

The driver eventually struck a 16-year-old pedestrian. The suspect continued to flee, crashing into a marked police cruiser and then another vehicle before he tried to get away on foot.

Officers then arrested 31-year-old Asim Lievers. He is charged with assault and numerous traffic offenses.

The injured 16-year-old was taken to an area hospital in critical condition.

A passenger in another one of the vehicles also suffered minor injuries in the incident.

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