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HPD car slams into uninvolved vehicle during west Houston chase, critically injuring driver

HOUSTON, TX — One person was hospitalized with critical injuries early Thursday after their vehicle was struck by a HPD car in west Houston, according to ABC13.

The Houston Police Department said the collision took place at the intersection of State Highway 6 and Beechnut Street at around 2:00 a.m.

Preliminary details show HPD officers had pulled over one vehicle because its license plate was not consistent with its make and model. As an officer approached the car, the driver sped away, prompting a pursuit.

Authorities did not say how long the chase lasted, but at one point, the HPD patrol vehicle crashed into an uninvolved car.

The driver and sole occupant of the victim vehicle had to be extricated by responding firefighters before being rushed by Life Flight to an area hospital. Officials said the patient was listed in critical condition but is expected to survive.

According to the HPD, a body camera worn during the crash captured footage that will be used as part of an investigation and to determine fault in the incident.

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