The chase started just before 7:00 a.m. near Tinicum Township, Delaware County after police spotted a car reported stolen from Ridley Township.
"The owner of the vehicle walked out early this morning, started his car and left the car unlocked and went back in until the car warmed up," said Capt. Charles Howley of the Ridley Twp. Police. "He came back 15 minutes later and the car was gone."
The vehicle pursuit ended when a pursuing police car crashed into the suspect's vehicle on the Neshaminy Creek Bridge, which is just before the Route 413 Bristol exit on I-95.
Following the crash the suspect, 19-year-old Paul McCurry, got out of the car and fled on foot. Police followed suit but the suspect got away.
Police on the scene actually located McCurry an hour later, saying he was talking on his cell phone in the parking lot of an apartment complex in Bristol Township.
It was less than 100 yards from the scene of the crash. Police say they do not know why McCurry was still lingering in the area so long afterward.
He faces a string of charges including theft and resisting arrest.
Neither McCurry nor the officer involved in the crash were injured.