Stolen car crashes in Florida

A woman who stole a car in Bay County, Florida ended up crashing it in Tallahassee while she was running from the law around 3 a.m. on a Thursday morning. The 22-year-old woman was driving a stolen Toyota Camry. A deputy had been following her and was trying to get her to stop the vehicle, but she fled instead. She reportedly ran a red light and rear-ended a Dodge Stratus. The impact knocked the Dodge into a concrete pole in front of the Chevron gas station at the intersection of Pensacola Street and Ocala Road.

A man who was working at the gas station stated that three cops appeared and pulled guns on the Camry and told whoever was in the vehicle to get out. He went on to state that at the end of the incident, there were 17 cops, three fire trucks and two ambulances on the scene. He called the incident chaotic and said such car accidents weren’t expected to happen.

The passenger of the stolen car was injured as well as the 22-year-old driver of the other car involved in the incident. They were both taken to the hospital via ambulance immediately after the accident occurred. About 45 minutes later, the driver of the stolen car was taken to the hospital by ambulance as well since she started complaining of dizziness.

Police officers say that the woman driving the stolen car is a habitual offender. She was charged with grand auto theft, fleeing and eluding and driving with a suspended license. She could also face a personal injury lawsuit from the people injured in the car accident. A personal injury lawyer could argue that their injuries would not have happened had the woman not run a red light and rear-ended the Dodge.

Source:, “Crash in stolen car sends three to hospital, one to jail”, Lanetra Bennett, May 30, 2013

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