Man Crashes Through Closed Garage, Leads Police on Chase Through Fort Worth

By Frank Heinz
|  Wednesday, Aug 28, 2013  |  Updated 7:02 AM CDT
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A driver led Fort Worth police on a chase Tuesday afternoon after driving through his closed garage door and injuring a firefighter called to provide aid to an assault victim, police say.

Scott Gordon, NBC 5 News

A driver led Fort Worth police on a chase Tuesday afternoon after driving through his closed garage door and injuring a firefighter called to provide aid to an assault victim, police say.

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A driver led Fort Worth police on a chase Tuesday afternoon after driving through his closed garage door and injuring a firefighter called to provide aid to an assault victim, police say.

According to the Fort Worth Fire Department, firefighters were at a home on the 1100 block of Trinidad where the police department was investigating a disturbance.

While firefighters were treating a woman, her husband went into the garage, got into a truck and then drove through a closed garage door and away from the home, fire officials said.

The couple's two young children were home at the time.

As the truck came barreling through the closed door, a firefighter leapt out of the way of the oncoming truck to shield the patient.  Officials said a firefighter was injured while jumping out of the way and was hospitalized for treatment, but it wasn't clear if it was the same firefighter trying to shield the patient.

Meanwhile, Fort Worth police officers began following the driver through south Fort Worth.

Numerous times during the chase officers deployed stop sticks, once striking the vehicle. Still, the driver refused to stop. After nearly a half hour, the driver led police back into a neighborhood where he, on three good tires, took the vehicle off road before stopping in a field.

As officers approached the man on foot, he exited the truck and was then seen reaching into the bed of the truck where he grabbed a long bag.

At least one officer apparently used a stun gun to subdue the man, who was then taken into custody without further incident.

Officials have not revealed the man's name or what charges he may face in connection with the incidents.

NBC 5's Scott Gordon contributed to this report.

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