Teenager Arrested After Garfield Heights Police Chase Culminates in Collision with UPS Truck

A police pursuit in Garfield Heights led to a collision involving a UPS truck. The incident took place at approximately 9:30 a.m. on Warner Road, specifically between Bancroft Avenue and Division Avenue.

According to authorities, the pursuit commenced following an attempted traffic stop due to a violation. The suspect’s vehicle evaded the pursuing officers and collided head-on with the UPS truck.

Following the crash, the unidentified suspect abandoned the car and attempted to escape on foot. However, law enforcement swiftly apprehended the individual.

Fortunately, the UPS driver emerged unharmed from the accident. Meanwhile, the suspect sustained minor injuries and was subsequently transported to MetroHealth for medical attention.

The 19-year-old suspect, hailing from Cleveland, is presently under arrest on existing warrants and faces impending charges from the Garfield Heights Police Department.

Authorities are actively investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident. They are working to determine the specific traffic violation that prompted the attempted stop, as well as the factors that contributed to the subsequent chase and collision.

The Garfield Heights Police Department expressed relief that the UPS driver remained uninjured. They commended the driver’s ability to handle the unexpected collision and praised their adherence to safety protocols.

Efforts are also underway to identify any potential motives or additional charges that may be applicable to the 19-year-old suspect. While the suspect’s name has not been disclosed to the public, authorities are cooperating with the Garfield Heights Police Department to ensure a thorough investigation.

Local residents have expressed concern over the incident, emphasizing the importance of road safety and the need for drivers to comply with law enforcement instructions during traffic stops. The incident serves as a reminder of the potential dangers associated with reckless driving and attempts to evade authorities.

The Garfield Heights Police Department urges anyone with relevant information about the incident to come forward and assist in the ongoing investigation. They remain committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of the community through proactive law enforcement measures.

As the investigation continues, updates will be provided to the public regarding any further developments or charges related to the case.