SAN JOSE, Calif. - San Jose police arrested a 13-year-old driver who they say stole a Honda and crashed it into a white Ford sending one of his young passengers to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.
Sgt. Enrique Garcia said that police first tried to stop the blue 1995 Honda Accord in the area of McLaughlin Avenue and Tully Road in San Jose about 10:15 p.m. on Monday.
The driver, who they later found was was 13 years old, fled northbound McLaughlin with its lights out. At that point, a white 2014 Ford C-Max, driven by an adult man, was turning onto from southbound McLaughlin onto eastbound Bacchus Drive when the stolen Honda collided with the C-Max nearly head-on, Garcia said.
The Honda ended up on the sidewalk where it then smacked into a traffic pole and skidded to a stop, Garcia said.
Two passengers, a 14-year-old girl and a 16-year-old boy, tried to get away but were stopped by arriving officers, Garcia said. The 13-year-old driver was trapped in the Honda and subsequently arrested. Another 13-year-old male passenger was taken to a hospital with life threatening injuries, Garcia said.
The other teens were taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries, Garcia said. The driver of the Ford did not receive non-life threatening injuries.