Eleven people, nine of them teenagers, were hurt when an SUV and car collided early Monday during a police chase that started in Carrollton and ended in Dallas.
Carrollton police responded to a report of a theft in progress about 1:15 a.m. An officer spotted a Cadillac Escalade in the area of the call and tried to pull over that vehicle, but the driver took off and that’s when a chase began.
6 injured in crash after juvenile driver in SUV full of teens fled Carrollton officers, police say
The police pursuit ended with a crash at the LBJ service road and Dallas Parkway in North Dallas. The white Escalade failed to stop at a red light and slammed into a black Lexus SUV.
There were nine young people, 5 males and 4 female believed to be from 13 to 16 years old, inside the Escalade. They were all taken to various hospitals for evaluation and several had minor injuries.
There was a man and a woman inside the Lexus. They were also taken to the hospital and were reportedly in serious condition, but the injuries were not life threatening.
Police are trying to determine if the Escalade was stolen and whether any of the teens inside that vehicle were connected to the original theft call.
Six people were injured in a crash after a teenage driver fled Carrollton police early Monday, police said.
Police are still investigating the initial theft call and working to determine if the Cadillac was involved.
Officers were called just after midnight to the 2100 block of North Josey Lane about a reported theft in progress and saw a Cadillac Escalade leaving the scene as they pulled up.
The officers tried to pull over the SUV, noticing that it had a paper tag that didnt match the vehicle. The driver initially pulled onto a residential street, then fled, driving into Dallas, police said.
Officers chased the SUV until they reached the intersection of the Interstate 635 service road and Dallas Parkway, where the Escalade ran a red light and and collided with another vehicle.
Inside the SUV, officers found nine teens between the ages of 13 and 16. The other vehicle had two adults inside.
Six people — four of the teens and both occupants of the other vehicle — were hospitalized with injuries that werent expected to be life threatening, police said.
The driver of the Escalade, whose age was not provided, was charged with evading arrest and aggravated assault, police said.