Light pole helps end police pursuit

December 22, 2008 5:36:49 AM PST
A high speed chase ended when a truck crashed into a light pole last night. [SIGN UP: Get headlines and breaking news sent to you]

The chase began around midnight when police tried to pull over a pickup at Bellaire and Bissonnet. The driver sped off. Minutes later, the driver hit a light pole while trying to turn southbound on the Southwest Freeway feeder.

The accident knocked out power at the intersection of Kirby and 59. The driver and a passenger were taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

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