Teenager hospitalized following police chase, car crash in Huntsville

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - Huntsville Police said a teenager is in the hospital after crashing a car into a utility pole following a police chase.

Lt. Johnson with the Huntsville Police Department said officers were dispatched to a car that was reported stolen.

Officers said they located the car and a teenager driving the car refused to stop for police Saturday night.

Authorities said officers attempted to stop the car on Pulaski Pike near Holmes Avenue, but the vehicle continued west on Holmes Avenue toward Jordan Lane.

The vehicle swerved to avoid hitting spike strips at the intersection of Jordan Lane and Holmes Avenue and hit a utility pole at the intersection, according to Huntsville Police.

Police said the teenager was taken to Huntsville Hospital. The extent of their injuries is not clear at this time.

Authorities said the teenager will be charged with theft of property in the first degree, attempt to elude, and reckless endangerment.

Huntsville Police said the incident is under investigation.

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