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Washington Heights Driver Slams into Subway Entrance After Fleeing Police

By  Ben Fractenberg and Nigel Chiwaya | June 6, 2013 4:47pm | Updated on June 6, 2013 7:37pm

 A driver crashed into the entrance to the West 175th Street A train station while fleeing from the police on June 6, 2013.
Car Crashes into Washington Heights Subway Entrance
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WASHINGTON HEIGHTS — A driver speeding away from police slammed into a Washington Heights subway entrance Thursday afternoon, injuring one woman, before fleeing again on foot.  

Just days after an Upper West police chase ended in the death of a 4-year-old girl, an unidentified man driving a silver Nissan raced away from police after they attempted to stop him on Fort Washington Avenue near West 177th Street about 3 p.m. for talking on his cell phone, sources said.

After flinging a left and going the wrong way down West 177th Street, the driver made it less than a block before slamming into an A train subway station entrance, and injuring a woman walking nearby.

The driver jumped out of the car through the passenger side window as police tried to grab him through the driver side. He fled into the subway station with police pursuing him on foot, police sources said.

He was last seen on camera taking off his sweater at the George Washington Bridge bus terminal, police sources said.

The pedestrian was taken to St. Luke's Hospital in stable condition, fire officials said. She suffered scrapes to her elbows and knees and some neck pain, police on the scene said.