Roads Shut Down for Lubbock Police Investigation
Lubbock Police Department Accident Investigators will shut down 58th Street between Avenue U and Avenue W tomorrow (Wednesday, June 21) to continue their investigation into a crash that happened early Tuesday morning.
At around 3:20 a.m. Tuesday morning, officers responded to a traffic accident with injuries near the 2200 block of 58th Street. Officers with the Accident Investigation unit were called to the scene due to one of the occupants having serious injuries.
Officers determined a passenger car with four juvenile occupants and a stolen SUV with three juvenile occupants were raving westbound down 58th Street. As the car attempted to turn left onto Avenue V, the SUV attempted to pass the car to the left. The SUV then collided with the driver side of the car. The car rolled, struck a utility pole, then came to a stop in a grassy area. The SUV continued traveling and struck the north exterior wall of the Oakwood Methodist Church, causing damage to the building.
The driver of the car was taken to UMC with serious, but non-life-threatening injuries. The other four passengers had moderate to minor injuries and were also taken to the hospital. One of the passengers fled the scene before officers arrived.
The SUV’s driver, a 15-year-old male, was arrested for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and aggravated assault.
The SUV was reported stolen on June 18th from a home in the 2900 block of 111th Street.
The investigation remains ongoing.