SOUTH OGDEN — Police are hunting for a suspect who crawled free from a stolen pickup truck that crashed into a car and a tree after a short chase Friday afternoon.
The 2002 Chevrolet truck had been left running and was reported stolen around noon Friday from the driveway of a South Ogden home in the vicinity of 1800 East and 5700 South, said South Ogden Police spokeswoman Marci Edwards.
Around 2 p.m. Friday, a Weber County sheriff’s deputy, notified by a friend of the truck’s owner, spotted the vehicle at Ogden Regional Medical Center.
The truck, with two male occupants, sped off, turning north out of the hospital parking lot onto Adams Avenue and hitting a Nissan Versa, Edwards said.
The female driver of the Nissan and two children passengers received minor injuries in the crash.
A Weber County sheriff’s deputy pursuing the truck discontinued the chase before the crash because it was deemed unsafe, said sheriff’s Lt. Mark Lowther.
The truck traveled northbound into the parking lot of Goldenwest Credit Union at the intersection of U.S. 89 and Adams Avenue, where it hit a tree and flipped upside down, said Weber County Sheriff’s Cpl. Craig Tillet.
The suspects crawled out of the vehicle and fled on foot.
“We found one of the suspects, and he’s at the hospital,” Tillet said, “but so far, there’s been no sign of the other suspect.”
The names of the suspects were not released Friday evening pending arrests.
The suspect who was caught has active warrants and will be booked into Weber County Jail, Edwards said.
Lowther said items believed to have been taken in a burglary earlier Friday in Uintah were found in the wreckage of the stolen truck.