14-year old Crashes Stolen Car During Police Chase

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A 14-year-old rolled over a stolen car, multiple times, after a high speed chase with law enforcement in Mt. Clemens, Michigan. The Clinton Township boy was going as fast as 70 mph as reported by the Detroit Free Press. The single car crash happened on October 21, 2015 at 4:40 am Tuesday morning. 

A deputy who was on patrol that morning saw a gold Toyota Camry speeding westbound on Dickinson at northbound Gratiot Road. The car ran through a flashing red traffic signal without stopping. The deputy proceeded to try and stop him, as the boy drove the car through a gas station parking lot. The boy then tried to turn onto southbound Avery Street, in attempts to flee, but hit a curb and rolled the car over multiple times. The 14-year-old Clinton Township teen crashed and then fled on foot from the car. Authorities found him hiding beneath a pool deck behind a residence on Avery.

After the accident, the boy who was  unnamed, was taken to McLaren Macomb Hospital to be treated for his injuries. The real owner of the Camry, a 36-year-old Clinton Township woman, reported her car stolen from her home around 6:30 am after the accident had already taken place. 

The Clinton Township boy was then taken to the county's juvenile justice center, where he is awaiting criminal charges for the alleged theft and auto accident.

As reported by the FBI, there were an estimated 721,053 thefts of motor vehicles nationwide in 2012 in the United States. Michigan reported 20 stolen cars in Midland, Michigan, to be their highest that year. The Honda Accord and the Honda Civic rank among the most frequently stolen cars  in the country.

Auto theft happen in Michigan everyday. If you are have been injured in a car accident or carjacking, call The Michigan Law Firm, PLLC. Our accident attorneys are available to help you with questions regarding insurance problems, medical expenses, and pain and suffering benefits as allowed by Michigan law. Call us today, at 844.4MI.FIRM for a free consultation.