Teen Leads Police On 150+mph Motorcycle Chase

The Iowa teen incurred serious injuries from the cavalier stunt.

Well, one Iowa teen has a need for speed. And now he’s paying the price for it.

An unidentified 16-year-old male led the Iowa State Patrol (ISP) on a high-speed motorcycle chase on Monday, ISP Sgt. Alex Dinkla confirmed to Rare on Tuesday. Dinkla said speeds in the pursuit reached up to 150 miles per hour, and that the chase ended in — surprise — a crash.

The teen incurred serious injuries from the reckless motorcycle chase, and authorities sent him to a hospital. While the motorcyclist’s injuries are unfortunate, it’s a relief that the cavalier stunt didn’t result claim any other victims, according to Dinkla. That outcome was rather stunning given the high degrees of velocity during the motorcycle chase.

Monday’s incident began shortly after 8:30 a.m. on Monday. A trooper stationed near Oskaloosa on Highway 163 noticed a white Suzuki GSXR 1000 that appeared to be speeding, Dinkla said. At that point, the trooper started going after the motorcyclist.

Police started to pursue the motorcyclist, who then exited the highway. The rest of the motorcycle chase played out in Pella, which is located in Marion County, Iowa. A mere 10 minutes into the motorcycle chase, the 16-year-old and his motorcycle collided with a pickup truck, Dinkla confirmed.

That marked the end of the motorcycle chase, according to Dinkla. He also noted that charges are pending against the motorcyclist.

Hopefully, the teen realized after the incident that he isn’t a stuntman, Evel Knievel or Tom Cruise.

Iowans are legally allowed to operate a motorcycle starting at age 14, according to The Idaho Department of Transportation (Iowa DOT). Roughly 5,000 Americans die each year in motorcycle crashes across the country, per the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

WHO13 Des Moines first reported news about the motorcycle chase.

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