Police Chase Ends in Crash

August 29, 2012 Updated Aug 29, 2012 at 11:38 PM EDT

By John Borsa

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August 29, 2012 Updated Aug 29, 2012 at 11:38 PM EDT

BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) - A stolen vehicle that tried to avoid a Buffalo police checkpoint and nearly struck officers was the subject of a short chase through the city's East Side Wednesday night, police said.

The chase ended on Leslie St. near E. Ferry St. where the car struck a parked minivan with an elderly man inside.

The van flipped over and the man, 92, was rushed to the hospital with serious injuries.

The two men in the vehicle were arrested. The driver was the 17-year-old grandson of Montez Smith, who said his grandson took the vehicle without his permission.

"It was stolen without my permission," he said.