Motorcycle crashes while police gives chase

Police chase of a motorcycle ended in a crash on Route 58 in Tomari, Naha City, around midnight on Monday.

According to Naha City Police, a police patrol became suspicious of a motorcycle when it suddenly changed direction. When the patrol asked the motorcyclist to stop, the driver revved his engine instead and tried to escape, and the police gave a chase.

During the chase the motorcycle scraped a guard rail pipe and fell down. The driver fractured his left leg when he fell.

The driver of the motorcycle was a 18-year-old high school student from Naha who did not have a driver’s license. A police spokesman emphasized, “The patrol car kept its distance from the motorcycle in accordance with our rules, and there was no problem with the way the patrol conducted the chase.”

16:59 15 Jun , 2024