Driver avoids head-on crash with police car during chase before suspects flee

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PHOENIX – Police are searching for a group of suspects who almost crashed head-on into a police car.

It happened Tuesday evening near 91st Avenue and McDowell. Police are looking for the suspects who nearly ran head-on into a Phoenix police patrol car.

The situation began near 27th Avenue and McDowell with a traffic stop that led to a police chase that ended when the driver of the suspect car struck a tree. The suspects then reportedly fled into the desert and are still on the loose.   

Police dogs, helicopters and officers were on foot during their pursuit.

Investigators tell 3TV they are not sure why the suspects ran from officers.