VIDEO: Police chase ends with SUV cartwheeling down street


PIERCE COUNTY, Wa. (WRIC/CNN) — Jaw-dropping video out of Washington state shows the moments an SUV crashed during a police chase. Police say the vehicle was stolen after a woman left it running outside of an apartment complex. 

The dramatic video shows a stolen SUV cartwheeling down a street.

“I’m kind of at a loss for words,” said Trini Balles, owner of the SUV.

Her car was stolen last Friday after she left it running at an apartment complex. Within one minute, surveillance video shows two men pulling up.

The suspects get in her car and drive off, taking her purse and other personal items.

On Tuesday, deputies spotted Balles’ SUV driving recklessly and a police pursuit began. 

The SUV driver clips a patrol car and goes airborne.

“Then I just heard this just crazy sound, gnarliest sound I’ve heard in my entire life,” said Doug Rody, a witness at the scene.

Rody said that there was no way anybody could sruvive anything like that.

However the suspect has been hospitalized for a broken arm.

Authorities say he will be charged with eluding and possession of a stolen vehicle.

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