A 14-year-old boy driving his father's car crashed into a police car after a chase in Yurihonjo, Akita Prefecture, police said Tuesday.
According to police, the incident occurred at around 12:10 a.m. Monday along National Route 107, Sankei Shimbun reported. Police said a man called 110 at around 11:30 p.m. Sunday and said his son was missing and that his car and car keys were gone.
A police patrol car spotted the missing vehicle and officers called out to the driver via their loudspeaker to stop. But the car kept going and went through a red light, leading police on a nine-kilometer chase. The police then overtook the car and blocked its path, causing it to crash into them.
The boy suffered minor chest injuries in the crash. The two officers in the police car were not injured.© Japan Today