EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) – Two people were rushed to the hospital after authorities said the driver refused to pull over.
A Texas Department of Public Safety spokesman told KTSM a trooper spotted a vehicle with a fake New Mexico temporary tag and attempted to pull it over late Wednesday night.
That’s when the driver reportedly led authorities on a pursuit, crashing into a shed at a home in the 5200 block of Marietta St. in the Upper Valley.
The driver suffered life-threatening injuries and was rushed to University Medical Center while the passenger that was trapped inside the vehicle suffered non-life-threatening injuries, according to DPS.
Authorities also said the driver of the other vehicle not involved in the pursuit was not injured.
The crash forced the closure of all lanes at South Desert Boulevard and Thorn Ave., but they have now reopened the road.
Charges against the driver are pending.
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