LUBBOCK, Texas — At approximately 5:29 a.m. Friday morning, the Lubbock Police Department responded to East Stanford Street and North Globe Avenue to reports of a stolen vehicle.
The vehicle led police on a high-speed pursuit throughout Loop 289, LPD said.
Due to the chase leaving city limits, state troopers took over the chase that led to a crash at County Road 6700 and FM 1729, according to LPD.
Initially, LPD said the suspect suffered serious injuries. That was later updated to moderate injuries.
Video and images from our photojournalist showed that an LPD unit crashed at some point during the pursuit.
Initially, LPD said the officer did not suffer any injuries. Later, that was updated to indicate the officer suffered moderate injuries.
Lubbock Police issued the following statement late Friday morning:
Major Crash Unit Investigating Two Early Morning Crashes
(LUBBOCK, TX) – The Major Crash Investigation Unit is investigating two crashes resulting from a pursuit that began shortly before 5:30 a.m. today.
Lubbock Police Officers originally responded to a call regarding a stolen vehicle. Officers were able to locate the vehicle and attempted a traffic stop. The vehicle did not stop and a high-speed pursuit involving LPD and DPS ensued on Loop 289 and continued traveling east outside the city. One officer lost control of his vehicle near the intersection of FM 1729 and East CR 6700, resulting in a single-vehicle crash.
The stolen vehicle continued eastbound on East CR 6700 and collided into a ditch where the road ended and met with CR 3100.
The officer was taken to University Medical Center with moderate injuries. The driver of the stolen vehicle, 29-year-old Miranda Moreno, was transported by EMS to University Medical Center with moderate injuries.
The Major Crash investigation into both crashes is ongoing