Juvenile crashes stolen car into house

April 17, 2009 7:00:47 AM PDT
Police on Thursday arrested the juvenile driver of a Ford Expedition after she attempted to flee from Redwood City officers and lost control of her vehicle, striking a pedestrian and a house.

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Officers attempted to stop the gray Expedition for a traffic violation near El Camino Real and Jefferson Avenue at about 6 p.m., according to the Redwood City Police Department.

Instead of stopping, the driver fled west on James Avenue and reportedly lost control of the vehicle a few blocks away at James Avenue and Birch Street. The Expedition first struck a pedestrian, who was hospitalized with injuries to the right leg and ankle, according to police. The vehicle then crashed into a house at 410 Birch Street.

The driver sustained minor injuries caused by the deployment of airbags and was arrested after medical treatment. The house sustained minor structural damage, according to police.

The suspect was booked at Hillcrest Juvenile Detention Center for evading a police officer, reckless driving with injury to a pedestrian, auto theft and possession of narcotics.

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