A man driving a stolen car crashed into a highway median Wednesday afternoon, then stole and wrecked the car of a witness who stopped to help him, according to police.
Matthew Davis, 34, was driving about 85 mph when he lost control going northbound on Interstate 44 near SW 74, police said.
After witnessing the wreck, Ryan Bunda pulled over and stepped out of his vehicle to see if the driver was OK.
The man appeared frantic and said he had a child in the vehicle he was worried about, police said. When Bunda went to inspect the vehicle, he turned around to see the man driving off in his vehicle.
The man drove the stolen vehicle erratically on Interstate 44, according to the police report. Then he crashed.
After the driver rear-ended another vehicle on the highway, police found the stolen vehicle crashed into a fence near Oklahoma City Community College.
Davis was arrested on complaints of larceny of a vehicle, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, resisting arrest, driving under suspension, resisting an officer, reckless driving and leaving the scene of an accident.
He was taken to a hospital, where he remained Thursday.
Police said the first car had been stolen earlier Wednesday from a parking lot at W&W Steel, 1730 W Reno.
Davis had warrants alleging animal cruelty, driving under suspension, speeding and failing to register as a sex offender.