Two teenage boys were seriously injured Wednesday when the stolen car they were fleeing from police in smashed into a light pole in Chiba Prefecture. A third boy in the car was also injured, police said. All three were arrested.
Police were patrolling Shisui around 6 a.m. Wednesday morning when they identified a stolen vehicle and attempted to question the occupants. The vehicle sped off, and led police on a chase which lasted 20 minutes and spanned 13 kilometers, during which the driver of the stolen vehicle ignored traffic signals. The chase finished with the car smashing into a light pole.
Two of the boys, aged 16 and 17, suffered head injuries and broken hands. Another boy, a 17 year-old part-time student, was injured but not as badly.
The driver was charged with negligence causing injury and driving without a license. The other two boys were arrested on suspicion of stealing the vehicle.© Wire reports