Car hits multiple vehicles as driver tries to escape ticket

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 17) - A car hit multiple vehicles along Taft Avenue Wednesday afternoon as its driver tried to escape from an enforcer who had flagged him down for a traffic violation.

The Manila Police District said the suspect identified as Anthony Martin ignored the Manila Traffic and Parking Bureau's command to stop his vehicle at Taft Avenue corner Pedro Gil Street in Manila.

"The officer tried to stop the suspect until they both reached Taft Avenue. Thus, allowing more vehicular accidents as the suspect hit a lot of cars," read the police report.

Authorities said Martin hit 14 other vehicles, including several motorcycles, three taxicabs, and an SUV.

A video provided by the Manila Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office shows the suspect hitting one of the motorcycles, and the rider was thrown off from his bike a few meters onto the center island.

Martin is now under police custody.

Manila DRRMO chief Arnel Angeles told CNN Philippines at least eight people were injured and were brought to the Ospital ng Maynila. One of them is a 52-year-old woman who suffered head trauma.

CNN Philippines Correspondent Paolo Barcelon contributed to this report