The police sirens could be heard all over the Utah town of Syracuse. A high-speed police chase. A situation made all the more desperate by the fact that the driver was just 14 years old and had already careened dangerously through a park crowded with children.
According to FOX 13 News, the teen driver had taken the car from his grandfather who reported it stolen. Police were hot on the teen’s tail when he veered into a crowded park. Bryson Rowley’s children were in that park. He says he was afraid someone was going to get hurt so he used his truck to stop the car and the dramatic conclusion was caught on video.
“The person driving the truck could see it was turning back into the park, and he did not want the car to hit all of the children, or any of the children, and he actually pulled his truck in the way so the car collided with the truck,” Officer Erin Behm tells FOX 13.
Brandy Rowley, Bryson’s wife also witnessed the chase and was terrified.
“My heart dropped,” she said. “I honestly thought one of those kids is going to die.”
It’s quick thinking like Rowley’s that can make the difference between life and death. Do you think you could’ve acted that quickly in a similar scenario?
Rowley is being hailed a hero in the community with people even offering to repair his truck for free. The teen driver was taken to a juvenile detention center.
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