EDMOND, Okla. -- Edmond Police have released dash cam video of tense moments as a high speed chase heads straight toward a busy Edmond intersection. The final moments are seen as the suspect crashes into a car and then head-on into a pole. The chase happened Sunday afternoon.
The chase started in the northbound lanes of Broadway and ended at the intersection of 2nd Street and Broadway.
In the video, the officer initiates a traffic stop, but the suspect takes off. A couple of blocks into the chase, the suspect drives to the left of stopped traffic, speeding into an intersection where he hits a car.
Jenny Monroe, with the Edmond Police Department, said, “It was a little intense there for a few minutes.”
Police say the driver, Nathan Green, was driving a stolen truck when he crashed.
Police had tried to pull him over for not wearing a seat belt. It was a decision that not only started the chase, but left Green in bad shape once he crashed.
“Since the driver wasn't wearing his seat belt, he went into the windshield,” said Monroe. “He didn't go completely through the windshield, but his head his face took the brunt of that windshield when he hit the light pole.”
The camera was still rolling as he climbed out of the window and started to run before quickly deciding to comply with the officer's demands.
While the chase was over, the chaos continued when officers discovered the truck was on fire.
They quickly reacted and were able to put out the flames.
A 16-year-old girl was behind the wheel of the green car he hit.
“Obviously, it's a traumatic experience for any driver, but especially a new driver,” Monroe said.
Luckily, she was not seriously injured.
Green, on the other hand, was taken to a metro hospital and then booked into jail.
Police say not only was Green driving a stolen truck, but he had an outstanding warrant out of Leflore County.
Here is the raw footage from the patrol car's dash cam.