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Man hit by high speed chase suspect

Rochester, N.Y. - A high speed chase came to an end Tuesday morning when the suspect, 29-year-old Alton L Morrison of East Rochester, hit another driver at the intersection of South Avenue and Gregory Street in the South Wedge.

"If he had kept going straight, he would have done more damage to me," said Adrian Mallory, who was hit by the suspect. "He [Morrison] tried to swerve and avoid me, and ended up slamming into the building."

Mallory was not injured, but he watched as Morrison tried to make a run for it.

"He hit the curb and landed with a violent thud into the building," Mallory said. "Next thing I knew he jumped out and several officers ran passed me, so I sat back and let them handle it."

After he was apprehended by police, Mallory said Morrison nodded to him and apologized.

"He wasn't too upset, belligerent or fighting anybody," Mallory added. "He kindly apologized to me."

Investigators say the high-speed chase started shortly after a woman called 911 to report her boyfriend had been chasing her along 390 South, and was trying to force her off the road.

Morrison remains in the hospital and will be arraigned at a later time. 

He is expected to be charged with one count of attempted aggravated assault on a police officer, two counts of first degree reckless endangerment, criminal mischief and numerous vehicle and traffic violations. 

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