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High Speed Chase Causes Officers To Collide

Anyone can get into an accident at any time – even law enforcement officers while they are trying to protect us.

The NBC affiliate station in Dallas – Fort Worth reported that a police officer and sheriff’s deputy had to be taken to an area hospital for treatment in the early hours of the morning on Thursday.  The two law enforcement officers were involved in a high-speed chase that took place in Hunt County when their respective cruisers collided with each other during the pursuit.

Sheriff Randy Meeks indicated in a written statement that the crash happened just a little after midnight along the eastbound lanes of Interstate 30 at exit 94 and continued to Texas 69 just before reaching Joe Ramsey Boulevard.

According to Meeks’ statement, Royse City police officers radioed in for the assistance of the Hunt County Sheriff for help with on a pursuit of a suspect.  At the time that the suspect’s vehicle made a hard exit from the interstate, the cruiser of one of the Hunt County Sheriff’s deputies collided with that of a Royce City police officer.

Both the police officer and the Sheriff’s deputy were transported by ambulance to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Both officers are expected to be o.k.

Law enforcement officers were able to disable the suspect vehicle through the use of spike strips. He then attempted to flee on foot, but was apprehended.  The suspect is currently facing at least one charge of felony evading arrest. He is currently being held in the Rockwall County Jail.

Authorities have not released his name.

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