Four suspected carjackers lead police on chase in southwest Houston

Police say four suspects in a stolen SUV led police on a chase but ended up crashing into a tree in SW Houston
July 11, 2013 3:34:12 AM PDT
Four suspected carjackers are in the hospital after a short police chase overnight in southwest Houston. The fleeing suspects crashed into a tree. And now, two of them are in critical condition.

It happened around 2am. Police say a Nissan SUV was stolen in a carjacking earlier in the night.

Authorities were on the lookout for the vehicle and an officer spotted it on Bellaire and tried to pull it over. Instead of stopping, the driver took off and turned north on Westbranch, but missed the turn on Rodeo Square and crashed into a tree.

"They hit the turn and they crashed when they were trying to turn around the edge," said witness Michael Johnson. "That's all we were saying after that cause the law man hopped out of the car."

Police say there were four people in the car. Two of the people were taken to the hospital in critical condition. The other two were transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

All four of the suspects face charges of aggravated robbery. The driver, if he survives, will also face felony charges of evading arrest.

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