Victim Opens Up About Being Involved In Terrifying Car Chase
Stacy Rader found herself at the center of that terrifying car chase and is speaking out today.
She told INSIDE EDITION, “I was terrified. I was wondering if I’m going to die.”
The nightmare began at 6 a.m. at a gas station where the fugitive stole a red SUV with a four-year-old boy still in the back seat. For the next two hours, he led cops on a wild chase going 100mph.
He carjacked a mini-van, then hit a police officer. He smashed into car after car. But with cops closing in, he became more desperate, carjacking another car and yanking the driver from her seat.
Moments later, he slammed into Rader.
She said, “All of a sudden out of the corner of my eye I see a vehicle coming right at me, running the red light, which scared me to death.”
Her silver Sedan careened across the intersection and she was hit by three more cars.
INSIDE EDITION's Paul Boyd asked, “At what point does it dawn on you that this is the guy that police have been chasing and that you've been listening to on the radio?”
She said, “It didn't until they told me. I looked at him dumbfounded, and I am like, 'What do you mean? I just got hit by the guy that was being chased?' He says, ‘Yeah!'”
The carjacker made one final attempt to get away on foot but was quickly caught.
Twenty-eight-year-old Ryan Stone faces multiple charges, including kidnapping and attempted murder, that could put him behind bars for 192 years.
Rader said, “I'm really actually very, very grateful and blessed right now. Part of me is happy that my car stopped him."