Northeast Tarrant

Officers pull woman out of burning truck in fiery wreck during police chase

A woman was injured late Wednesday when her truck was hit by a suspect’s vehicle during a police chase in Haltom City.
A woman was injured late Wednesday when her truck was hit by a suspect’s vehicle during a police chase in Haltom City.

A Haltom City woman was pulled out of a burning truck late Wednesday after her vehicle was hit by a suspect’s vehicle traveling at high speed during a police chase, police said.

The 30-year-old woman suffered internal injuries and was taken to a Fort Worth hospital. The 30-year-old suspect from North Richland Hills suffered minor injuries and also was taken to the hospital, authorities said.

The wreck occurred shortly after 10:30 p.m. Wednesday on southbound Denton Highway near Northeast Loop 820.

Police had observed a gray Honda Accord traveling at high speed in the 4100 block of Denton Highway and attempted to stop the vehicle because they believed the motorist was intoxicated.

Officers momentarily lost sight of the vehicle as they approached the Watauga city limits, then the Accord came back into view.

“Officers re-initated the pursuit following behind the suspect vehicle,” police Sgt. Eric Peters said in a news release Thursday.

The 30-year-old woman, driving a Dodge pickup, was attempting to pull into an apartment parking lot when the Accord crashed into her traveling about 90 miles an hour, police said.

“Officers arriving on scene were able to remove the driver of the pickup from the vehicle before the pickup was fully engulfed in fire,” Peters said.

Police had not release the suspect’s name as of Thursday morning. He faces charges of intoxication assault causing serious bodily injury and evading arrest.

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