Chase ends with car pinned under 18-wheeler after driver blows through red light, police say

By Daniela Sternitzky-Di Napoli - Digital News Editor

HOUSTON - A driver is in critical condition after she crashed during a police chase in southwest Houston.

Police said they spotted the woman going between 85 and 90 mph on 288 southbound just before 5 a.m. Tuesday.

Authorities tried to catch up to the woman and pull her over, but the driver refused to stop, leading them on a chase.

The chase ended when the driver blew through a red light near Almeda Road and West Orem Drive and crashed into an 18-wheeler, police said. 

According to authorities, the car ended up stuck under the 18-wheeler. The driver was rushed to a hospital in critical condition. 

Police said they do not know why she was running from police.

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