The Cleveland Division of Police Accident Investigation Unit is currently investigating a serious accident that happened Friday around 7:10 p.m. near the intersection of Clark Avenue and West 12th Street.
Police say it started with a stolen Jeep, occupied by an 18-year-old female driver and three juvenile female passengers, ages 14, 15 and 16. The SUV was headed southbound on West 12th in excess of the 25 mph speed limit and failed to stop for a stop sign at the intersection of Clark Avenue. At this time, the Jeep collided with a Toyota Corolla, driven by a 29-year-old female who was traveling westbound on Clark, with the right-of-way. According to police, the Jeep then jumped the curb and crashed through a fenced-off patio on the sidewalk in front of Clark Bar. The vehicle then struck a 52-year-old male and crashed into the front of the bar.
When officers arrived, there was a short foot pursuit, followed by the arrest of all four females.
Shamyrah Crawford, 18, of Cleveland, was transported to CPU, where she was booked. The juvenile females were transferred to the detention center.
According to police, all four will be charged with grand theft of a motor vehicle. The driver will be charged with aggravated vehicular assault, plus varied traffic offenses, as well as damages to the building.
The occupants of the Corolla were transferred to MetroHealth Medical Center for treatment. The 52-year-old male, who was struck on the patio, was transferred to MetroHealth in serious condition.
An investigation continues.