Six kids are hospitalized in Oxford following a collision between a BMW and the van they were riding in.
The Thames Valley police stated that they attempted to pull over a car that was driving recklessly and at a high rate of speed on the eastern bypass of the city at 11:10pm on Tuesday.
The BMW did not come to a halt and after five minutes, it crashed into a black VW Touran that was being driven on Slade in Headington.
Four kids were injured badly, two had minor injuries, and the driver of the Touran also had minor injuries.
On Thursday, authorities stated that the kids, whose ages have not been verified, are still hospitalized.
Five Oxford youths were apprehended for allegedly causing severe harm through reckless driving.
Three individuals were also taken into custody for alleged failure to comply with a stop order, operating a vehicle while under the influence of drugs, and reckless driving.
One of the trio, who is 18 years old, is currently detained while the remaining two, who are both 19 years old, have been released on bail.
The fourth person, who is also 19 years old, was taken into custody for allegedly operating a vehicle with a concentration of a particular controlled substance that exceeded the designated limit. They have since been released on bail.
The 18-year-old fifth suspect was taken into custody for allegedly failing to stop, driving under the influence of drugs, reckless driving, and operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol. They have been released on bail.
Detective Inspector Justin Thomas, from the serious collision investigation unit of the police force, stated: “We are seeking information from anyone who may have seen or been in the vicinity during the incident.”
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We send our thoughts to the affected family and specially trained officers will continue to provide support during this investigation.
The police force has reported the incident to the Independent Office for Police Conduct, citing it as the standard protocol in such situations.