Two teenagers attempting to steal alcohol from a storage unit in Morgan Hill on Saturday night ended up in the hospital after leading police on a high-speed pursuit that ended in a crash into a house, police said today.The chain of events began around 11:20 p.m. when officers were notified of a commercial burglary in progress at the DePaul Medical Center, located at 18550 DePaul Drive, according to police.The on-site security officer reported witnessing several people breaking into the portable buildings on the northwest side of the complex, police said.When officers arrived, they saw the suspects drive away in a 1999 Chrysler Sebring east on Cochrane Road. The officers went after the suspects in pursuit, but they refused to yield to police and continued speeding in an attempt to evade the officers, police said.As the Chrysler approached the intersection of Main Street and Butterfield Boulevard, however, the driver lost control of the car and slammed into the concrete center divider. The impact sent the Chrysler airborne about 90 feet and into a city light pole, cutting the pole off at the base, police said.The Chrysler continued west along the sidewalk before crashing into an occupied home located at 55 E. Main St. The occupants inside the home were unharmed,police said. The extent of damage to the home has not yet been determined.Leaking fluids from the engine compartment of the Chrysler ignited causing a small fire. The suspects were unable to self-extricate, so emergency crews assisted in removing them from the car and extinguishing the fire.Both suspects were transported to San Jose Regional Medical Center. The driver, identified as 18-year-old Dylan Campos of Gilroy, suffered a fractured pelvis, a dislocated right hip, a fractured right leg and fractured jaw. Campos faces several charges, including burglary, felony evasion and felony DUI, police said.The passenger is a 17-year-old boy, whose name police did not release. He suffered a fractured right leg as a result of the collision. After he was treated, he was released to his parents pending criminal charges, police said.Officers determined the suspects had forced entry into the storage unit to take alcohol beverages. Police believe there were additional juvenile suspects involved in the burglary.
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