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Pedestrian struck as police pursue stolen Porsche
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ATLANTA (WXIA) -- Atlanta Police say one man created quite a bit of chaos around one this afternoon.

Police say he stole a Porsche SUV near Martin Luther King and I-285 -- then drove about five miles, stopped and ran away.

Police searched a nearby tire shop, tracking the suspect using their helicopter, as well as a canine unit.

Police have not released the suspect’s name, but say he was identified by the car's owner.

As this was going on, an officer trying to assist in the investigation, says he ran into a truck that turned left in front of him.

The crash, near Plaza Avenue in southwest Atlanta, sent the truck onto the sidewalk, hitting a pedestrian. Both drivers and the pedestrian were taken to the hospital.

None of the injuries appear to be life threatening.

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