i was involved in a car chase today....
i spent the last week up in PA with my parents. i drove back to NC today, i left early this morning. it's an 8 hour ride. no traffic the entire way. i had my wife and 7 month old daughter and my German shepherd with me. we made it 1 mile from our house when all the sudden a late 90s red mustang jumps over a grassy area in front of a auto detailing business, the mustang runs over a young girl late teens early 20s, then hits a nissan titan PU truck who was getting a detail done and speeds off thru traffic.
i was in my 06 ram PU truck diesel. the truck puts out about 500HP with the mods i had done to it. in a split sec i had to determine weather to help the young girl who got ran over or take chase. i decided on the chase because i saw at least 4 people running to the aid of the girl. at this point the truck was stopped in the road.
i through the car in reverse and turned it around. when i stomped the skinny pedal black smoke from the tires and exhaust poured into the street. i took off like it was a drag racing through down town. the mustang got a good head start and i tried to catch up. by this point i had already told the wife to get on the cell and call 911.
when she got thru to the operator others had already called for the girl who got ran over. my wife told the operator we were riding after the mustang, she gave a description of the car and driver, and the cardinal direction and what road we were driving down. The driver was a young looking white female with blonde hair.
meanwhile i am trying to catch up, the truck was pouring smoke thru the street. the mustang was driving on the wrong side of the road, weaving in and out traffic and the situation was getting dangerous for other drivers. she knew i was after her. the chase at this point went about 1 mile. just when i determined it was getting too dangerous to continue the chase a cop car with its lights flashing took over.
the car stayed out of range for reading a plate. so i never got it. when i slowed down and the cop drove past he was about a 1/2 mile behind the mustang. there were a lot of roads that the mustang could have gone down in order to lose the cops. the mustang was pretty smashed up on the left fender and left side of the hood.
everyone in my truck was fine including my 7 month old. if it had only been me, i might have chased a little further but it was just too much for me with the whole family in the truck.
i drove back to the crime scene where the girl who had been ran over was already walking around! there was an ambulance and police officers on scene. only about 10 minutes had gone by from the time it all started. i got out of the truck and found out that the girl was only bruised badly (amazing). i found out that the police were still in pursuit of the mustang and had not caught her yet. i waited to give a statement and than i drove home about a mile in the opposite direction the chase went.
and now i am writing to tell everyone the story. i will find out tomorrow if the mustang was caught. my wife is friends with a local cop she went to college with. i will repost with any updates.