Teen crashes stolen SUV into car, 5 hurt

Posted at 7:07 AM, May 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-17 08:15:53-04

Five innocent bystanders are recovering from a horrific crash Saturday morning.

Milwaukee Police say they were hit by a 16-year-old girl behind the wheel of a stolen SUV.

Police say she was fleeing from officers before crashing nearly head-on into a vehicle at 30th and Locust.

Gideon Verdin-Williams, a videographer at TODAY's TMJ4, was driving the car hit by the stolent SUV.

He says impact knocked him unconscious and is only now remembering when he first opened his eyes.

“I saw police lights saw my friend on the ground. I saw one of my friends screaming from the passenger seat,” Verdin-Williams said.

Verdin-Williams said he is still sore with bruises all over his body and staples on his head.
Two of his four friends who were in his car at the time of the crash are still in the hospital.

"I'd like to know how long they were chasing this person. At what point do they stop chasing someone in a residential area?" Verdin-Williams said. 

Police say the SUV was stolen in an armed robbery about an hour before the crash near Fond du Lac Avenue and Townsend, and had been tracking the teenager’s cell phone.

The 16-year-old girl was arrested at the scene.