Chase ends with crash, lights out for neighborhood

Police at the scene of a crash following a chase in northwest Houston

November 24, 2012 5:36:39 AM PST
One suspect is in the hospital and a second is in custody after leading police on a chase then crashing, causing an entire northwest Houston neighborhood to temporarily lose power.

Police say an officer tried to pull over a driver in a stolen vehicle. The driver refused and took police through the North Freeway and the feeder road.

The pursuit continued for four blocks until the suspect lost control and crashed into a utility pole, gas pumps and a fence on Glenburnie near the North Freeway.

The driver was pinned inside the car then was taken to Ben Taub General Hospital. At last check, the driver was stable.

A passenger tried to flee the scene but was quickly arrested, officials said.

The crash caused the area to temporarily lose power.