Cleveland teen facing charges after chase ends in crash
(Parma) -- An early morning police chase ended with a stolen car crashing into a traffic signal control box, and three people being arrested by Parma police.
Det. Marty Compton of the Parma police tells WTAM 1100 that about 2:00 a.m. Friday, one of their officers came upon a car driving down Chevrolet Boulevard that had its bright lights on. The police officer signaled to the driver of the other car that his brights were on, but there was no response.
That's when the police officer turned around and turned on his light bar and siren. Not only did the driver not stop, he sped up to 50 in a 35 MPH zone. The southbound car then crashed into a traffic signal control box as the driver attempted to turn onto Snow Road.
Three people in the car were taken to the hospital for treatment of minor injuries. The driver, an 18-year-old from Cleveland, is being held, and charges are pending.
Parma police determined that the car had been stolen, so that charge will be added to charges related to the police chase.
As a result of the car crashing into the signal box, the traffic signal at Snow Road and Chevrolet Blvd. will be out for a couple of days. Parma police remind people to consider it to be a four-way stop until the traffic signals are running again.
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