2 hurt in crash as driver flees Burleson police

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A 23-year-old Fort Worth woman led Burleson police on a chase Saturday that ended with a three-vehicle crash, sending two people to the hospital.

The two injured, including an infant, suffered non-life threatening injuries, Burleson spokeswoman Sally Ellertson said in a news release.

The chase began about 4 p.m. when a Burleson officer spotted a 2001 Mercury Marquis speeding southbound on Renfro Street, approaching the Alsbury Boulevard intersection.

When the officer attempted to pull the car over, the driver sped away, running two stop signs in a residential area and a red light at Hillery Street and Wilshire Boulevard, Ellertson said.

The Mercury then ran a red light at Renfro and Wilson streets, striking one vehicle, which then struck a second vehicle.

A traffic signal pole was also struck, damaging the button that activates the crosswalk, the spokeswoman said.

The driver, Anna Maria Garcia, was not injured. She was arrested on suspicion of felony evading arrest and on four traffic warrants from the Fort Worth Police Department.

Susan McFarland, 817-390-7547 Twitter: @susanmcfarland1

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