KPD Investigates Crash on Fort Hood Street

Killeen Police investigate motorcycle crash on Fort Hood Street.

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Officers attempted to stop a male riding a 2015 Suzuki motorcycle in the area of Elms Road and Fort Hood Street on Friday, September 9, 2016 at 10:00pm, after the vehicle was speeding through the area.  When the officers attempted to stop the motorcycle, the driver sped away at a high rate of speed north on W.S. Young Dr.  A pursuit ensued and the motorcycle continued to flee; officers advised the motorcycle’s speed was in excess of 100mph at times.  Officers pursued the motorcycle for approximately 10 minutes and were now traveling east on Elms Road west of Fort Hood Street as the motorcycle continued traveling at a high rate of speed.    The officers had slowed down due to heavy traffic and saw the motorcycle driving recklessly between vehicles that were stopped and occupying both eastbound lanes of traffic.  As the motorcycle entered Fort Hood Street, it collided with a white Dodge Caravan that was turning south onto Fort Hood St.  The driver of the motorcycle was thrown off and came to rest over 100 feet east of the intersection.

The driver of the motorcycle was immediately attended to by Killeen Fire Department paramedics and transported to the Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center with life threatening injuries; he was subsequently airlifted to the Baylor Scott & White Hospital.   The Dodge Caravan was occupied by three males; the front passenger and the driver were also transported to the Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center with non life threatening injuries, the third passenger was uninjured.

The Killeen Police Department Traffic Unit continues to investigate this crash and the circumstances surrounding it.  Information will be released as it become available.

 

Carroll Smith
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

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