FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) - A new view of a police chase shows the moment a car carrying five teens flipped over on the highway.
Florida Highway Patrol released the video of the events following a group of teens attempting to steal a car from a home in Fort Lauderdale back on May 19.
The group later wound up in court.
“I am of the opinion that there does indeed exist sufficient facts to support a valid arrest,” said Judge Michael Orlando.
According to police, the teens were trying to steal a red Range Rover from a Fort Lauderdale home. They were not able to steal the SUV but quickly found themselves in a police chase as they attempted to flee the scene.
Surveillance footage shows someone jumping over a property fence before the getaway car sped away.
Investigators said they headed for the highway, hitting a bicyclist along the way.
“I knew what happened, and I dragged myself to the grass out of the middle of the street,” said Michael Evans.
BSO picked up their trail while 7SkyForce monitored the chase from above, but the dash-cam video showed just how dangerous the drive was.
The getaway car could be seen racing through the expressways and cutting back into traffic before barreling over the dividers.
A few minutes later, the car went back into the express lane and then recklessly ran over the orange poles before eventually losing control and flipping over on Pembroke Road.
“All I remember was, I was hit from the side, and then I felt I was spun around, and the next thing I knew, I was stopped,” said Sharon Guleck, one of the innocent drivers caught up in the crash when the chase ended.
The chase began in Fort Lauderdale and ended in the southbound lanes of Interstate 95.
Several other accidents resulted from the chase.
All teens involved are currently facing charges.
They were also taken to the hospital after the police chase ended.
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