Teenage boy in stolen car crashes during chase in Kendall

Traffic alert: Avoid West Kendall Drive at 142nd Avenue

By Andrea Torres - Digital Reporter/Producer, Peggy Phillip -- Assignment Desk Manager, Guadalupe Monarrez -- Assignment Desk Editor

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. - A teenage boy -- who was trying to getaway from police officers in a stolen car -- crashed Wednesday afternoon in Miami-Dade County's Kendall neighborhood, police said. 

Miami-Dade Police Department officers accused the teenager of hitting an officer while refusing to follow orders. The officer wasn't injured. 

After the teenager crashed into a Florida Power & Light box, officers said he took off running in the area of West Kendall Drive and 142nd Avenue. 

Officers caught up to the boy about 5 p.m. He was handcuffed and arrested.

The area was closed to drivers during rush hour traffic because the crash damaged a traffic light.

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