HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- A violent crash overnight sent two people to the hospital, but first responders didn't have to travel far to render aid.
It happened around 12:30 a.m. in the 10500 block of South Main Street, right outside Houston Fire Station 21.
A Chevrolet Impala was northbound at a high rate of speed when it struck a slower moving vehicle that was also northbound, authorities said. The impact of the crash sent the second vehicle into a spin and into light poles.
The light poles came down on top of the car, which split it into two.
Two people inside were pulled from the car and taken to a hospital in critical condition.
The driver who caused the crash fled the scene.
HFD crews were able to respond quickly and transport both victims, but the damage from the crash knocked out a traffic signal in front of the fire station.
Major crash in front of fire station splits car into pieces