Several injured after after two cars crash into St. Pete patio, police say

St. Petersburg police are investigating a crash that left several people injured after two cars nearly crashed into a home.

The crash occurred just before midnight Sunday along 16th Street South. Police said a 2016 Dodge Charger was heading northbound on 16th Street South while a 2020 silver Ford Fusion was traveling eastbound on 14th Avenue South. 

Both crashed in the intersection, police said, and both drivers lost control of their vehicles. The two vehicles swerved off the road and hit the front porch of a home in the 1300 block of 16th Street South. 

Officials said no one inside the home was injured. Five individuals inside the cars were taken to a hospital -- some with serious injuries.

Inside the Ford, a 36-year-old man and 40-year-old man had serious injuries, and a 23-year-old woman had minor injuries. Police said a 17-year-old girl and 19-year-old woman who were in the Dodge had minor injuries.

No charges have been filed, but police said they are still investigating the events leading up to the crash.

Detectives said they do not believe either of the vehicles were stolen, but they are searching for the Ford driver, after he fled from the crash.