Police: Driver critically injured after crashing stolen car in Methuen

METHUEN, MASS. (WHDH) - A suspected car thief is in critical condition after police say he crashed a stolen vehicle into a light pole in Methuen Saturday night.

An officer who spotted a dark-colored sedan speeding through the city about 11:30 p.m. learned shortly after that the vehicle had slammed into a street light pole at the intersection of Jackson and Pleasant Valley streets, according to Methuen police.

Police say the driver, whose name was not released, stole the car from his ex-girlfriend after he broke into her home and beat her.

He was taken by medical helicopter to a nearby hospital, where he was listed in critical condition.

The force from the impact sent the pole flying into a nearby home.

The incident is being investigated by Methuen and state police.


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