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Driver runs red light in stolen SUV, crash sends woman to hospital

Published On: Nov 04 2013 08:39:56 PM CST   Updated On: Nov 04 2013 02:00:00 AM CST
REDDING, Calif. -

A man is facing felony charges after police say he crashed a stolen SUV into another car, trapping a woman inside.

It happened Monday morning at 7:48 a.m., on Highway 273 at Pleasant Hills Drive.

When Anderson Police arrived at the scene, they found two vehicles; a silver Toyota 4Runner and a stolen Dodge Caravan.

The 4Runner was overturned, lying in the middle of the intersection. A woman trapped inside had to be taken out by emergency workers and taken to the hospital with moderate injuries.

The driver of the Dodge Caravan, 23-year-old Tehama County man Billie L. Bush, was found to be at fault after he blazed through a red light, hitting the 4Runner.

The woman was making a legal left-hand turn from Pleasant Hills Drive onto northbound Highway 273.

Police say he was driving under the influence of drugs.

When Anderson Police got a hold of the registered owner of the SUV, the owner of the vehicle told them her car had been stolen sometime during the previous night.

The Shasta County District Attorney’s office plans on charging Bush with two felonies: driving under the influence causing injury and grand theft auto.