Police first attempted to stop the van when they noticed it driving on the boardwalk, but were unsuccessful. The van struck a concrete planter on the boardwalk and then turned onto I-264 westbound where it sideswiped a slower moving vehicle . It then overturned near the Birdneck Road exit and caught fire.
Police were able to pull the driver from the van while additional officers attempted to put out the blaze with fire extinguishers.
The driver was transported to a nearby hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The vehicle that was sideswiped sustained very minor damage and no occupants were injured.