RICHARD WALKER / RWALKER@STARBULLETIN.COM
Honolulu police investigators looked over a stolen sport-utility vehicle that was driven by a teenager during a police chase last night. The chase ended in a three-car collision on Beretania Street and in the parking lot of the Moiliili Star Market. Police blocked off Beretania Street for several hours. CLICK FOR LARGE
Stolen SUV chase ends in 3-car collision in Moiliili lot
A police chase from Niu Valley to Moiliili ended yesterday in a three-car collision on Beretania Street near University Avenue.
Officers spotted a stolen white GMC Yukon XL driven by a 14- to 16-year-old juvenile shortly after 5 p.m. near Kalanianaole Highway and Halemaumau Street and started a pursuit, said police Lt. Alex Ahlo. The chase continued on and off the H-1 freeway and ended about 10 to 15 minutes later, when the driver of the stolen SUV attempted to overtake a white BMW sedan on Beretania Street and crashed.
The SUV smashed the passenger side of the BMW and rolled over several times into the Star Market parking lot, where it smashed the rear end of a late-model Acura RSX. Witnesses said customers in the crowded parking lot ran out of the way as the vehicle flipped over four times.
Police blocked off Beretania Street for more than two hours, and the Kapahulu-Moiliili Christmas Parade, which started at 6:30 p.m., was rerouted from Beretania Street to King Street.
Paramedics took the driver of the stolen SUV and an 18-year-old man driving one of the other cars to the Queen's Medical Center, both in serious but stable condition, said Bryan Cheplic, Honolulu Emergency Medical Services spokesperson.