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HPD cruiser catches fire after crash during pursuit in NW Houston

HOUSTON – An HPD patrol car caught fire after crash during a chase in northwest Houston early Tuesday.

The crash happened after 1:00 a.m. at the intersection of Fairbanks N. Houston and West Little York.

It all started after when an officer from HPD North Shepherd spotted a suspicious car that may have been involved in a catalytic converted theft few months ago. The suspect ran a red light and that’s when the officer tried to pull him over but he took off.

The chase lasted about six minutes and ended when that officer crashed into a sedan at the intersection.

The patrol vehicle caught fire after the impact while the officer was able to self-extricate and sustained minor scrapes.

A 53-year-old female driver was trapped inside the sedan and later transported as a precaution with minor injuries.

HPD VCD is handling the investigation.

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