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Police: 15-year-old crashes into bus shelter, hits pedestrian

Right now there is a heavy police presence on the corner of James Street and Catherine Street. (Sean Carroll)

A 15-year-old boy is in custody after he crashed into the bus shelter on the corner of James Street and Catherine Street, according to Syracuse Police.

Officers say they saw a gray Dodge Caliber fail to stop at a stop sign. When they attempted to pull the car over, the driver sped away.

According to officials, the driver lost control of the car at the intersection of James Street and Catherine Street and crashed into the Centro bus shelter where the car hit a pedestrian.

The driver then took off on foot and was located at 500 Catherine street, officers said.

Police say the pedestrian was identified as a 60-year-old man who sustained leg and facial injuries. He was taken to Upstate University Hospital by AMR and is listed in stable condition.

Upon investigation, officers determined that the car involved was stolen.

Officials say the driver was charged with:

  • Unlawful fleeing of a police officer in the second degree
  • Reckless endangerment in the first degree
  • Leaving the scene of an accident
  • Reckless driving
  • Failure to comply
  • Resisting arrest
  • Grand larceny in the fourth degree
  • Criminal possession of stolen property in the fourth degree
  • Unauthorized use of a motor vehicle in the third degree

The boy was sent to Hillbrook Juvenile Detention Facility, officers said.

The Syracuse Police department is currently investigating the incident.

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