At least seven people were hospitalized as a driver fleeing from Houston police crashed into two vehicles.
Authorities say an officer spotted a speeding vehicle in north Houston Saturday night, tried to stop the driver but he took off.
Police say the driver kept going after hitting a vehicle at an intersection, with that car piling into another vehicle. He finally was stopped after slamming head-on into another vehicle that was carrying five people.
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Those five and the driver of one of the vehicles hit earlier were taken to hospitals for treatment of minor injuries. The fleeing driver also was taken to a hospital as a precaution.
Authorities tell Houston television station KHOU the driver trying to escape from police was in a stolen vehicle.