MILWAUKEE -- Milwaukee police are investigating a two-vehicle crash that happened late Thursday night, August 10th on the city's northwest side. One of the vehicles involved was stolen -- and the suspects inside fled the scene on foot. Three teen girls in other vehicle were injured.
Glass and debris, along with a gaping hole, are visible outside the Papa John's restaurant near Capitol and Appleton.
"I thought it was a tornado the way it hit this building," said Undra Bounds, witness.
The impact of the crash shook the restaurant.
Undra Bounds was one of the customers inside.
"It was very scary now," said Bounds.
A 17-year-old driver inside a Chevrolet Cavalier was traveling eastbound on W. Appleton Avenue when they were hit by a stolen Ford Edge as they were attempting to make a left turn onto W. Capitol Drive. The Ford Edge was carrying at least two 16-year-old girls.
Police say the Ford Edge was speeding, heading west.
When the vehicles collided, witnesses say the Ford Edge rolled several times before crashing into the pizza restaurant.
"I came outside and I saw the car turned over and another car down the street with the wheel off," said Bounds.
The driver of the Cavalier suffered minor injuries. A 16-year-old female occupant of the Ford Edge was transported to a local hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. Another 16-year-old female occupant of the Ford Edge was transported to a local hospital for treatment of serious injuries.
Police say several subjects fled from the Ford Edge, which was stolen from the area of 91st Street and W. Burleigh Street on July 25th.
"It's not safe anymore, these young kids stealing all these cars," said Bounds.
Police say the investigation is ongoing as they continue to seek more occupants of the Ford Edge.