Car Chase Sends Vehicle Theft Suspect to the Hospital
One person is in the hospital after a police car chase ended Friday, Nov. 13. KAMC News reports the incident began at about 5:30 a.m. with a report of a stolen vehicle at East Stanford Street and North Globe Avenue.
Lubbock police were able to track down the stolen vehicle, but when officers tried to pull the suspect over, they sped away and led officers on a car chase on Loop 289.
The chase continued past city limits, at which point an LPD cruiser crashed, and the LPD called off the pursuit. The officer involved in the accident told fellow officers he wasn’t injured, but photos of the accident show the LPD cruiser had been severely damaged.
At about 5:51 a.m. the Lubbock County Sheriff’s Office reported to Lubbock police that the suspect had crashed the stolen vehicle at County Road 6700 and FM 1729, and that they had the suspect at gunpoint.
After their arrest, LCSO deputies determined the suspect had suffered moderate injuries in the accident and he was taken to a local hospital for evaluation. The identity of the suspect has not been released yet, and Lubbock police are still investigating.
Lubbock police were also involved in a separate car chase on November 3rd, when a Ford Ranger was involved in a hit and run at 77th Street and Ash Avenue. According to police, the Ranger struck a black Chevy and tried to flee the scene before police could arrive.
When police tried to pull the Ranger over, the driver led them on a short chase that ended when the suspect struck a gas main in front of Caprock Clinic, located at 9209 Avenue P.