Fort Worth Chase Ends in Critical Crash

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    A man is in critical condition following a high speed chase with police near the TCU campus. (Published Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013)

    A man is in critical condition at an area hospital following a high speed chase with police near the TCU campus that ended in a crash.

    Fort Worth police said they saw a dark blue Honda speeding excessively near campus. When officers tried to pull the driver over around 2 a.m. Thursday, the driver sped off and a chase ensued.

    Police said they had to back off the chase at one point because they were afraid the driver would hit pedestrians who were walking home.

    The suspect lost control and slammed into a tree on Overton Park Drive. Police said the driver was ejected from the car after impact.

    Homeowner Carol Lawrence said the sound from the impact was so loud she thought it was an explosion. A tree in her yard is badly damaged from the crash. Lawrence said the passenger side door was sheared off.

    Police haven't identified the driver. The legal owner of the car doesn't have any outstanding warrants but officers don't know if he was the one behind the wheel. Officers also don't know why the suspect led them on the chase.