Two people sustained minor injuries after a car that was fleeing police early this morning crashed in Locust Valley, according to the Glen Cove Police Department.
The driver fled on foot and is still being sought.
A Glen Cove patrol car first observed the vehicle traveling at an estimated 80 miles per hour in a 30-mile-per-hour zone southbound on Glen Cove Avenue at around 2:30 a.m. Tuesday, police said.
The suspect vehicle had gained too much distance for the patrol car to pursue by the time the officer had turned onto Glen Cove Avenue, police said, but the speeding car returned 10 minutes later traveling northbound, "blowing past the patrol car" at 80 miles per hour.
As he attempted to stop the car, the officer recognized the driver as a man suspected in an unrelated crime, according to police.
The suspect lost control of the vehicle at Weirs Lane in Locust Valley, crashed into a wooded area and ran from the scene, leaving behind two passengers who did not exit the car. They were treated for minor injuries and released.
A Nassau County Police K9 unit responded to assist in the search, but the suspect was not found.
Police said they know the identity of the driver and are actively searching for him.