Fort Worth

Teens hospitalized after Fort Worth police chase

Two teenagers were hospitalized in serious condition Monday after leading Fort Worth police on a chase that ended with their car crashing into a pole, according to authorities.

Officers attempted to pull over the driver of a white four-door Volkswagen shortly after 2 a.m. Monday for several traffic infractions in the area of West Seminary Drive and Hemphill Street, police spokeswoman Cpl. Tracey Knight said.

The car was driven by a 14-year-old boy; a 14-year-old girl was a passenger, police later learned.

The teen ignored the patrol car’s lights, and then the air horn followed by a siren, Knight said in an email.

In the 4100 block of Hemphill Street the car quickly sped up until the driver lost control and hit a pole in the 3000 block of Hemphill, she said.

MedStar and Fort Worth fire personnel were called to the scene.

The teens were transported to John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth in serious condition, MedStar spokesman Matt Zavadsky said.

Monica S. Nagy, 817-390-7792