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Driver injured after crashing during high-speed police chase on Gulf Fwy

Posted on Sunday, July 11th, 2021 at 7:58 pm    

HOUSTON, TX – A suspected drunk driver was injured after he crashed his vehicle while fleeing a high-speed police pursuit on the Gulf Freeway late last night, according to KHOU.

The crash happened in the 10200 block of the Gulf Freeway feeder road before 11:50 p.m., as the driver of a Corvette was reportedly traveling at a high rate of speed.

A police officer attempted to pull over the driver, who then is said to have refused to stop, leading the officer on a chase that reached speeds of over 100 mph. The driver reportedly ran multiple traffic lights during the pursuit.

Eventually, the driver, who is suspected of having been under the influence, lost control of the vehicle, then collided with a barrier wall. Finally, the Corvette went through a fence.

The driver was trapped within the wreckage and needed to be cut from the Corvette to be rescued. He sustained injuries requiring the use of a tourniquet.

No other injuries were sustained in the crash.

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