Truck fleeing police runs through house; driver, resident hurt
SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - A truck being pursued by police slammed into a house, partially ejecting its driver and injuring at a woman in the residence.
It happened at 7:09 p.m. Sunday on Judson Street in Shreveport.
"I have never seen anything like it," said 23-year-old Jay Watson, a witness.
The driver of a Dodge pickup suspected of speeding took off when he was pulled over at a store on Hearne Avenue, police Cpl. Marcus Hines said.
Officers lost sight of the fleeing truck during the pursuit; and the truck ran through the house a few minutes later, he said.
Watson said he was at Quick Stop in the 3300 block of Hearne Avenue when the traffic stop happened.
The Shreveport man said he left the store to go down Alabama Avenue to pick up his dad, and that's when the truck passed at a high rate of speed.
The truck slammed into a house, and it appeared a female inside was hurt, Watson said.
A woman inside the house was injured; and the driver was partially ejected from the truck when it ran through the house, Hines said.
The extent of their injuries was not immediately known.
Both were taken to a hospital for treatment.
The driver is in police custody, Hines said.
Nineteen police units responded to an address on Judson Street between Alabama and Kentucky avenue, Caddo 911 dispatch records show.
That number has since fallen to 11.
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