Utah car chase ends in crash near park - 7News Boston WHDH-TV

Utah car chase ends in crash near park

Posted: Updated:
A car chase in Utah was caught on camera as a fleeing car took a turn into a park.

"There were probably like 15 kids present at the park at the time. Three of them almost got hit, they actually had to jump out of the way. He had to have been going at least 60 in the parking lot," said one bystander.

The teenager driving the car went on a joyride before he ended up at the Utah park. Police said the 14-year-old stole his grandfather's car and drove it several hours back toward his home.

"We caught up with him. And when the officer initiated the traffic stop, he did not slow down."

Police said the 14-year-old weaved at high speeds through neighborhoods and eventually turned into the park. Then, officers called off the chase for fear it might endanger kids there. One parent jumped in his truck and rammed the stolen car head-on to end the chase.

The man who stopped the erratic driver was watching his kids play at the skate park and said he didn't think too much about what he was doing, but that he was just angry someone would be driving so close to his kids.

"The person driving the truck could see it was turning back into the park and he did not want the car to hit all of the children or any of the children and he actually pulled his truck in the way."
  • U.S. & World NewsMore>>

  • Investigators reach Ukraine jet crash site

    Investigators reach Ukraine jet crash site

    Thursday, July 31 2014 9:17 AM EDT2014-07-31 13:17:21 GMT
    An international team of investigators in eastern Ukraine on Thursday reached the crash site of the Malaysia Airline Flight 17 for the first time.[more]
    As fighting continued to rage in eastern Ukraine, an international team of investigators on Thursday managed to reach the crash site of the Malaysia Airline Flight 17 for the first time since it was brought down by a...[more]
  • Crop circle in Germany attracts many visitors

    Crop circle in Germany attracts many visitors

    Thursday, July 31 2014 9:09 AM EDT2014-07-31 13:09:45 GMT
    Thousands of people are trekking to a Bavarian farmer's field to check out a mysterious set of crop circles.[more]
    Thousands of people are trekking to a Bavarian farmer's field to check out a mysterious set of crop circles.[more]
  • AP Photos: Beating heat on Pyongyang's Moran Hill

    AP Photos: Beating heat on Pyongyang's Moran Hill

    Thursday, July 31 2014 8:57 AM EDT2014-07-31 12:57:15 GMT
    Along with its towering monuments to socialism, bronze statues of its leaders and sprawling plazas for mass political gatherings and military parades, North Korea's showcase capital is a city of parks.[more]
    Along with its towering monuments to socialism, bronze statues of its leaders and sprawling plazas for mass political gatherings and military parades, North Korea's showcase capital is a city of parks.[more]
  • Stay Connected

  • Like Us on Facebook
  • Follow Us on Twitter
Powered by WorldNow

WHDH TV 7NBC WLVI TV CW56
Sunbeam Television Corp
7 Bulfinch Place
Boston, MA 02114

News Tips: (800) 280-TIPS
Tell Hank: (855) 247-HANK
Corporate Media Services: (800) 642-1551

Can't find something?
Connect with us here:
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WHDH. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.