Two teens are lucky to be alive after they crashed into a flatbed truck while fleeing police officers on Long Island, authorities said.
Video from the scene of the crash taken early Monday shows a crippled blue Honda Civic beside a flatbed auto repair truck.
Authorities say a 17-year-old boy behind the wheel of the Civic fled police officers when they attempted to pull him over for running a red light in Brentwood just after 12:15 a.m.
Less than a minute after officers tried to pull the teen over, he allegedly took off northbound on Fifth Avenue and tried to make a left on Suffolk Avenue before crashing into the flatbed truck.
The driver of the flatbed truck suffered serious injuries in the crash, including a broken hip. He or she is expected to survive.
A 17-year-old passenger in the Civic suffered serious but non-life-threatening injuries. He was sitting in the backseat of the Civic, which may have saved his life, as the front of the vehicle was severely damaged in the crash.
The 17-year-old driver of the Civic was not injured. He has been charged with drug-related DWAI and unlawful fleeing of an officer.
Police didn’t say if the 17-year-old passenger will be charged with anything.