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Houston Car Accident Involves Carjacker


Posted on May 25, 2010

A Houston car accident involving a stolen SUV (sport utility vehicle) sends two, including a police officer, to the hospital. The incident took place at approximately midnight on Tuesday morning, May 18, 2010, at the intersection of Yellowstone and Goforth.

According to police, the incident occurred when a man carjacked a gold Chevrolet Trailblazer at a local gas station at knife-point. The suspect then led police on a short chase before the SUV slammed into a police car. Reports indicate that the suspect was driving south on Goforth and ran a red light and hit a police car that was not involved in the chase.

The suspect then made an attempt to flee the accident scene. He lost control of the SUV and crashed into a utility pole and then a tree. The unidentified carjacker was transported to Ben Taub General Hospital where he was treated for minor injuries.

The police officer, who was also not identified, was taken to a local hospital. He was treated for injuries and then released a short time later.

The Houston auto accident is still under investigation by local authorities. Police have indicated that they expect to charge the man with aggravated robbery.

This is an unfortunate accident and we wish the victims a speedy recovery.

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