The following is a news release from the Lubbock Police Department:
On Tuesday, October 9th, at 1:07 p.m., a Lubbock Police patrol officer attempted to make a traffic stop of a passenger vehicle, in the 800 block of Avenue O, for a traffic violation.
The driver of the vehicle attempted to evade the officer, at which point the officer initiated a pursuit. However, due to safety concerns, the pursuit was canceled after about two blocks. The car then continued south, disregarding a stop sign at the intersection of Main and Avenue O, at which point the car was struck by an SUV. The vehicle then fled the scene of the crash, and continued for about another two blocks before the vehicle stopped, and two occupants attempted to flee on foot.
The occupants, both male, were taken into custody by the Lubbock Police Department without incident.
No injuries were reported following the collision of the SUV and the car.
(News release from the Lubbock Police Department)