The whole ordeal took place in north Houston on Monday. Police and an eyewitness who followed the two vehicles in the chase said it began because the pickup hit the BMW in the area of Airline and the North Loop.
According to police, the BMW and the pickup then headed north on Airline, both going well over the speed limit.
When the pursuit reached the intersection with Crosstimbers, the pickup drove into oncoming traffic, causing the T-bone crash of another vehicle. The truck then drove into the building that appeared to be vacant.
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The witness said the pickup driver got out of the truck and left the scene on foot, while the BMW drove away. A woman who was hit at the intersection was taken to the hospital. Police said a wrecker driver who also saw the crash went to help the woman, fighting flames and smoke to pull the victim out.
Police said the pickup driver was eventually taken into custody after he ran off toward a Walmart and tried hiding in a nearby homeless person's tent.
The innocent driver's condition was not immediately known. Police have not yet said what charges would be filed in the incident. A description of the BMW driver was not immediately disclosed.
🚨Breaking: Airline at Crosstimbers closed after crash.. which resulted in a truck crashing into a building. Fire and Police are on scene. Not sure if anyone was inside the building or if anyone was hurt. Waiting to get more info. @abc13houston pic.twitter.com/oL0pp9NTMP— T.J. Parker (@TJParkerABC13) November 23, 2020
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