Shortly before noon on Wednesday Lubbock police say a 14-year-old boy stole a gold Toyota SUV and led them on a high speed chase before crashing the vehicle.
Elizabeth Turner, 71, says she was stopped at the Twice the Ice stand at 34th and Quaker to get water. As she stood outside her SUV, Turner says she saw the teen running toward her. Turner thought the teen was going to steal her purse, but instead he jumped into the car where the keys were.
Turner says she was holding on to the car door handle when the teen sped off and causing her to fall backward. Turner hit her head on the pavement, and was taken to the hospital for a bump on her head. She says she is now at home and feeling better.
After police were called they found the teen driving the SUV near 35th and Raleigh and attempted to stop him. The teen then led police on a quick high speed chase through the intersection of 50th and Slide where the teen hit a car. "I was at the light, and there was a police officer coming from the North. I stopped to let him by," Caroline Travis said. "Then the gentlemen ran the red light and hit me. I didn't see him coming at all. I'm ok and no one was hurt."
After the accident the SUV had damage to the front tire. The teen then stopped near the City Bank Parkway where he tried to run from police. He only ran a few yards before police tackled him and arrested him.
Police will not release the suspects name because he is a juvenile, but he was transported to Lubbock County Juvenile Justice Center. He is charged with Aggravated Robbery and numerous other charges.
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