Four teens injured in crashed stolen van
DURHAM – Four male teens were seriously injured Sunday when the driver of the van they had stolen lost control of the vehicle, ran off the road and collided into a tree in Ajax.
The collision occurred at about 4.46 am Sunday near Lake Driveway West in Ajax, minutes after they had left a house party.
Three of the injured teens were taken to a local hospital for medical treatment and two were later transferred to a Toronto area hospital.
The fourth injured victim, the 16-year-old driver of the stolen van fled the scene before police arrived.
Cops found him later and after receiving medical treatment he was arrested and charged with its theft , careless driving and driving without a licence. He was then released with conditions.
Anyone with new information about this investigation is asked to contact West Division at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 2525. Anonymous tips can be made to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or online at www.durhamregionalcrimestoppers.ca and tipsters may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000.