VIDOR, TX (KBTV/KFDM/CNN) – A 10-year-old suffered a fractured eye socket and a broken arm after crashing his family’s truck following a high-speed police chase.
Authorities in Vidor, TX, say the fifth-grader was angry about being in trouble and took off in his mother’s truck Wednesday morning. His mother called 911.
Officers started to follow the vehicle after the boy ran a red light. He was speeding more than 80 mph at times.
The 10-year-old eventually lost control of the vehicle and crashed. The truck rolled over, according to the Vidor police chief, and first responders had to use the Jaws of Life to get the boy out of the wreckage.
The boy suffered a broken arm and a fractured eye socket. He also required several stitches, but police say he is lucky to be alive.
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