Police: 1 juvenile injured after police pursuit

REEDSVILLE – A juvenile is being treated for injuries after a police pursuit ended in the vehicle hitting a tree Sunday morning on state Route 1005 in Brown Township, according to a report from Pennsylvania State Police Lewistown.

Police said they were alerted to a 16-year-old male, of Beaver Springs, who fled from police in Center County and was driving erratically. According to the report, the vehicle was first seen in Mifflin County by Mifflin County Regional Police Department on U.S. 322 in Armagh Township. Police said the juvenile fled from that officer and exited U.S. 322 onto Route 1005.

According to the report, at the intersection of Route 1005 and state Route 655 stop sticks were deployed. Police said while the juvenile tried to avoid hitting tire deflation devices police had set up, he lost control of his vehicle and almost hit a state police car. According to the report, he then hit a tree and was ejected from the vehicle through the windshield and was transported to Geisinger-Lewistown Hospital for treatment of injuries, and later taken to Geisinger Medical Center in Danville.

Police said charges of fleeing or eluding, aggravated assault on a police officer, recklessly endangering another person and numerous traffic violations are being filed through juvenile court.

State police were assisted at the scene by MCRPD, Lewistown Police Department, Granville Township Police Department, Reedsville Fire Co., Milroy Fire Co. and Fame EMS.