Metro Detroit mom charged after police chase & crash while 5-year-old was in car

Posted at 4:52 PM, Oct 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-18 06:25:03-04

Clinton Township police are investigating a police chase that ended in a crash Tuesday afternoon. 

The incident happened on 16 Mile Road (Metro Parkway) and Harper. Police say it began when police observed a suspicious vehicle. When they approached the car, it fled and a short chase ensued. That chase ended in a crash. 

Police say there was a 5-year-old in the car, however, there were only minor injuries from the crash. It is unclear who all sustained injuries from the crash.

The driver of the car has been identified as 27-year-old Zaikha Wiggins from Warren. She has been charged with flee and elude 3rd degree, resisting and obstructing a police officer and 3rd degree child abuse.

The reason she fled in the first place is still under investigation. 

Onlookers in the area saw the moment of impact when the car crashed. Facebook user Youssef Bazzi caught those last moments on camera: 

Other video from Evan Santana shows the aftermath. Caution, this video contains graphic language.