Police: Stolen vehicle crashes, injures four teens in Madison

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MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) -- Four teens were injured after a stolen car crashed into a light pole on East Washington Avenue, said Madison Police.

A stolen car crashed into a light pole on Dec. 4, 2019 injuring four teens inside the vehicle, according to MPD.

According to police department spokesman Joel DeSpain, the car struck the pole at Sixth Street and East Washington Avenue around 11:40 a.m. Wednesday.

He said the car, an Audi RS5 was stolen around 7:50 a.m. from a home on Hammersley Road. DeSpain said the car was left running in the driveway.

The car was spotted driving recklessly on the Beltline Highway later in the morning with speeds estimated at 90 mph, said DeSpain.

DeSpain said the car was spotted on East Washington Avenue and a sergeant tried to pull the car over, but did not chase it. That's when the car hit a light pole on E. Washington Avenue near Sixth Street, flipping the vehicle.

The teens inside the vehicle were taken to the hospital for non-life threatening injuries.

DeSpain said the driver, a 15-year-old boy, was previously arrested multiple times for purse snatching, armed robbery, burglary, and stealing cars.

The other passengers inside the vehicle were all girls, two are 13-year-olds and one is a 16-year-old.