Car chase ends with three boys in hospital
Three boys were injured early Thursday after a police chase ended with them crashing a vehicle into a wall at Hillside and 31st Street South.
A 13-year-old boy from Wichita was driving an SUV with a 15-year-old front-seat passenger and 13-year-old boy in a back seat of the vehicle, authorities said.
The chase ended around 4:15 a.m. on Thursday. It started when law enforcement received a report of a burglary in progress at a cellphone store in the 2800 block of South Hydraulic, said Lt. Lin Dehning of the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office.
Shortly after the call, Dehning said, a Sedgwick County deputy spotted a 2004 maroon Toyota Highlander that was stolen around 11:30 p.m. Wednesday and thought it might be related to the burglary.
Other deputies tried to position themselves around the area to avoid a car chase, but a chase occurred through the Planeview area, Dehning said.
When the Highlander traveled south on Hillside, it tried to turn east and crashed into a wall lining the dead end of the three-way intersection, Dehning said.
He said the driver and two passengers were transported to the hospital. The driver and front-seat passenger were reported as having serious injuries, and the back-seat passenger was reported as having critical injuries.