Armed juveniles flip stolen car onto police cruiser

SEATTLE, WA – Newly released video footage from police dashboard and body cameras reveal a dramatic incident involving three armed juveniles who crashed a stolen car into a police cruiser. The incident occurred on December 7, just before 7:30 p.m., in Seattle’s Beacon Hill neighborhood.

The juveniles were driving the stolen car towards a traffic stop when the incident unfolded, according to the Seattle Police Department (SPD). The car was running on a damaged tire rim, a result of a spike strip deployed by another law enforcement agency. The stolen vehicle collided with the rear of a Toyota on the 6300 block of Swift Avenue South, approximately five miles south of Downtown Seattle.

The footage from the police cruiser’s dashcam reveals the maroon stolen car attempting to navigate around the halted Toyota before sharply turning into it. The bodycam video from the police officer driving the cruiser shows the stolen car flipping and its roof colliding with the front of the police vehicle, causing glass to shatter and fly into the air.

Following the collision, police officers are seen responding to the scene. A subsequent clip shows a pistol with a 30-round extended magazine that was recovered from the juveniles. The driver of the Toyota and the three suspects sustained minor injuries and were evaluated on the scene by the Seattle Fire Department.

One of the juvenile suspects was released to a family member, while the other two were arrested and taken to Seattle Children’s Hospital for medical evaluation. After being discharged, the two suspects were transported to Judge Patricia H. Clark Children and Family Justice Center where they were booked for investigation of auto theft and unlawful firearm possession. The police did not disclose the ages of the suspects or the make of the vehicle they crashed.