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October 29, 2013

Wreck ends pursuit

Suspect allegedly tosses narcotics from vehicle while attempting to elude police

By CHRISTIN COYNE

PARKER COUNTY – A pursuit that began in Weatherford Tuesday afternoon ended with a two-vehicle wreck on FM Road 51 North and the suspect transported to a Fort Worth hospital.

An officer attempted to stop a red SUV for speeding in the 300 block of North Main Street shortly before 3:30 p.m. when the driver took off, according to Weatherford police.

The pursuit reached speeds of up to 85 mph but was between 65 mph and 70 mph most of the time, according to police.

Traveling northbound on FM 51, the man threw out a clear plastic bag believed to contain an illegal narcotic just north of the city, police said. Officers were searching the area around Stonebridge Drive shortly after the pursuit and located the bag and contents, according to police.

Near Cox Drive, the SUV reportedly attempted to swerve around another northbound car but clipped the vehicle.

A nearby resident said he was outside at the time and saw the northbound SUV strike a black car, which appeared to be slowing as the emergency lights approached.

The SUV rolled several times and landed upside down several hundred feet from where the collision occurred, according to the witness.

He jumped his fence, cut the man’s seatbelt and heard him take a breath and moan, the neighbor said.

The black car, with two occupants, spun around before coming to a rest on the side of the highway with damage to its right rear fender area. The driver and passenger of the car were not injured.

Though the witness said the driver of the SUV was not initially conscious, police said the suspect was conscious and speaking, though they did not know the severity of his injuries.

Police had not confirmed the man’s identity Tuesday afternoon and did not locate a driver’s license at the scene, police said.

The suspect was transported to John Peter Smith hospital in Fort Worth and could face charges of evading arrest and possession of a controlled substance, according to police.

Weatherford’s advanced accident team was called to the scene to investigate the wreck Tuesday afternoon.

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