EDMOND, Okla. – It was a violent end to a dangerous game of cat and mouse.
Edmond police received calls of reckless driving, a motorcycle rider, doing stunts through rush hour traffic.
Police spokesperson, Jenny Wagnon, said, “We had several calls of him being a reckless driver. He was popping a wheelie past the police department and a motorcycle officer pulling out right then.”
The officer began chasing the suspect, who refused to pull over.
According to Wagnon, “Traffic on Edmond Road at 7 am is pretty busy. He was weaving in and out of cars. Our officer didn’t really a chance to get into a high-speed pursuit with him just multiple attempts to get him to pull over.”
Less than a minute after the pursuit began, came to a violent and sudden end.
The motorcycle rider tried to maneuver through a very busy Edmond intersection at Edmond Road and Kelly.
Wagnon told us, “The westbound traffic was stopped, so he went in between cars. He came through the intersection and hit a car head-on that had the green turn light.”
Police say the rider was thrown more than 50-feet.
Even though the 17-year old was wearing a helmet, he was critically injured.
It was morning joy ride, according to police, “with catastrophic consequences.”