Police report: Teen injured after running from police, crashing into home

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – A 17-year-old Bowling Green boy was injured early Saturday morning after fleeing from police in a truck and striking a house.

At about 2 a.m. a Bowling Green police officer saw what he thought was a stolen vehicle. The officer got behind the Toyota Tundra and followed it from University Boulevard to Nashville Road. The officer was unable to get the tag number.

The driver then turned onto Highland Way where the officer saw the driver ignore a stop sign at the intersection with McCubbin Drive, according to the collision report. At that point the officer activated his emergency lights to stop the vehicle.

The driver of the pick up truck sped away, crossed Smallhouse Road and crossed the double yellow line on Highland Way before correcting and then dropping off into a ditch, according to the report. The truck continued, striking and uprooting a tree at 1517 Highland Way before hitting a house at 1523 Highland Way.

The resident of  the home told police when the car struck her house it sounded like a bomb exploding, according to the report.

The driver was unconscious when police made contact and had to be extricated by Bowling Green firefighters.

He was taken to the The Medical Center at Bowling Green and then flown to Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt in Nashville, according to the report.

Police will take the case to the office of the Court Designated Worker for prosecution. Due to the driver being a juvenile, his name has been redacted from the report. Juvenile records in Kentucky are not open records.