Video: 120 mph police hunt ends in a violent crash in northeastern Houston
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A robber who was accused of driving down a Subway sandwich shop earlier this month was arrested after leading the Houston police Thursday morning with a daring pursuit of 120 km / h, which ended in a violent crash caught on the camera.

The woman, who was not immediately identified, was seen by officers along Normandy Drive around 8:40 am in a silver Toyota car, according to police. Two other passengers were also in the car when the police tried to persuade the woman, but allegedly ran away, according to HPD Lieutenant Lewis Parker.

She drove along Interstate 10 and Walk 610 to Tidwell Road, where speeds reached up to 120 mph, Parker said.

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As she approached a red light at the Tidwell intersection with Mesa Drive, a large red rig rode south on Mesa. The woman bumped into the rear wheels of the truck, turning the trailerless cabin almost 180 degrees, video shows.

  • Police officers in Houston play the scene of a 120 km / h pursuit that ended in a violent crash in Tidwell and Mesa on Thursday, January 16, 2020.

    Police officers in Houston play the scene of a 120 km / h pursuit that ended in a violent crash in Tidwell and Mesa on Thursday, January 16, 2020.

    Photo: Jay R. Jordan / Houston Chronicle

Photo: Jay R. Jordan / Houston Chronicle

Police officers in Houston play the scene of a 120 km / h pursuit that ended in a violent crash in Tidwell and Mesa on Thursday, January 16, 2020.

Police officers in Houston play the scene of a 120 km / h pursuit that ended in a violent crash in Tidwell and Mesa on Thursday, January 16, 2020.

Photo: Jay R. Jordan / Houston Chronicle

Video: 120 mph police hunt ends in a violent crash in northeastern Houston

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Officers close behind the woman’s car immediately called for paramedics and hurried to get the woman and her two passengers in custody.

“I was turning,” the truck driver, who refused to give his name, told Chron.com. “That’s all I can tell you. Stuff flew everywhere in my truck.”

Witnesses described the “boom” heard by the force of the crash, in which no one was injured, Parker said. The driver refused the help of paramedics and the two passengers were apparently unharmed at the back of the cruise ships.

Officers had stopped the intersection for at least an hour, but it was open again at 10.30 a.m.

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