NORFOLK, Va. (WVEC) -- An attempt by Chesapeake police to stop the driver of a stolen SUV led to a pursuit into Norfolk and a crash Monday afternoon.
Detective Dorienne Boykin with Chesapeake Police Department said an officer tried to pull over the SUV at 4:55 p.m. near Berkley Avenue and Bethel Road. The driver of the SUV, which had been stolen from Norfolk, did not stop.
The Chesapeake police officer followed the SUV into Norfolk and called for support. Additional officers came, and they tried to stop the SUV again. The driver kept going, and a pursuit began at Canton Street at Walton Street.
Eventually, the SUV hit another vehicle at Robin Hood Road and Oklahoma Avenue and overturned.
"We were just sitting in here in the living room when we heard it," Patrick Jackson told 13News Now.
The rolled Mitsubishi SUV was there, along with the silver Honda it hit. Jackson also saw numerous Chesapeake and Norfolk police officers.
"We started piecing it together after we noticed a lot of the police vehicles were City of Chesapeake," explained Jackson, "so, that's when we were like oh this had to have been a chase."
Boykin said five teenagers (all 14 or 15 years old) were in the stolen SUV. Police caught all of them. Medics took them to Sentara Norfolk General Hosptial to be treated for injuries that were not life-threatening.
The driver of the vehicle the SUV hit also went to the hospital.
"We saw after that they were taking the kids out of the car and they put the kids in the back of the ambulance and took them away," recalled Jackson. He noted, "There was a man walking his dog right in front of the street...That guy's really lucky."
Boykin told 13News Now that the Norfolk Police Department will will be pursuing charges against the teenagers because the offenses took place in the Norfolk.