Stolen minivan hits pole, parked car on W. 52nd

Posted at 5:14 AM, Mar 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-18 05:14:56-04

Just minutes after a Cleveland police officer spotted a van driving with its side doors open on West 52nd Street overnight, the van crashed and multiple people ran from the scene.

Police said the driver hit a utility pole at the corner of West 52nd Street and Franklin Blvd around 2 a.m. Friday.

When the van crashed, all of its occupants jumped out, with the gear still in drive.

The minivan continued south on West 52nd Street, only stopping after hitting a parked car.

Police were unable to catch the people who ran from the van.

West 52nd Street was closed for a few hours as workers repaired the pole.