Houston Police: Crash splits bystander's car in half during pursuit

The suspect's car slammed into another vehicle, shearing off the back end of the innocent driver's car


By Nicole Hensley
Houston Chronicle

HOUSTON — A man fleeing Houston police crashed into another vehicle early Monday, injuring two women in his car and the driver of another car, according to authorities.

The patrol officer spotted the man in a Mercedes run a red light around 2 a.m. at Westheimer Road and Fondren Road and tried pulling him over. The driver then took off through a parking lot and sped up to 100 mph in an attempt to escape the officer, said Sgt. David Rose, of the Houston Police Department.

The chase continued for another minute and a half and ended when the driver slammed into another car near Stony Brook Drive. The impact sheared off the back of the other car, a Cadillac. The driver tried fleeing on foot but officers apprehended him soon after he scaled a fence, Rose said.

The driver of the other vehicle was taken to a hospital and is expected to survive. Two women in the car with the fleeing driver are believed to have broken their arms but are not under investigation for a crime, he continued.

The suspect in the chase is expected to be charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and evading in a motor vehicle.

 

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