Naugatuck police took three teens into custody who they said fled from officers in a stolen vehicle and caused a crash.
Police said officers who were conducting motor vehicle safety inspections for equipment violations saw a stolen black Mercedes Benz approach North Main Street, near the Route 8 on-ramp, at 5:48 p.m. Saturday and tried to stop the car, but the driver sped off.
The Mercedes went south on North Main Street and recklessly passed vehicles on the wrong side of the road, including a motorcycle that was stopped at a traffic light at Union Street and North Main Street, police said.
At the intersection, the Mercedes collided with a gray Buick Envoy, which crashed into a white Toyota Corolla, police said.
The stolen vehicle overturned and the 14-year-old boy who was driving, as well as a 16-year-old boy and a 17-year-old boy who were in the car tried to run, but police apprehended them, police said.
The injuries sustained are not life-threatening.