A high-speed chase with a 13-year-old boy and police in Northern Kentucky Tuesday led to a crash and an injury to a police officer, according to media reports.
The boy allegedly stole his mother’s vehicle in Cincinnati and drove more than 100 miles per hour south on Interstate 471 into Kentucky, according to WKRC Channel 12.
An officer tried to pull the teen over but backed off when he reached dangerous speeds, FOX 19 said.
The chase lasted around three minutes, ending when the boy crashed the vehicle into a Campbell County Police patrol vehicle at Northern Kentucky University and injuring the officer, according to FOX 19.
Both the officer in the patrol car that was struck and the 13-year-old boy were taken to St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas Hospital, according to media reports. The extent of their injuries was not known.
“I was just amazed," an observer, David Eschenbach, told FOX 19. “He tried to turn and the wheels just didn't and it hit that curb and launched up a little bit and hit the officer's vehicle. I thought that could have been me if she wasn't there.”
Newport, Cold Spring and Highland Heights police all were involved in the chase, FOX 19 said.
The teen’s arrest is being handled by the Cold Springs Police Department and he is facing fleeing police and receiving stolen property charges, FOX 19 said.