Motorcyclist Crashes Into Sheriff's Car On Seymour Highway

A motorcyclist attempting to evade arrest early Friday morning, crashed head on with a Wichita County Sheriff's vehicle in Wichita Falls.

The chase began around 1 a.m. at the intersection of Lawrence Road and Kell Boulevard.

Wichita County Sheriff David Duke told Newschannel 6 that a 31-year-old man, driving a motorcycle, ran a red light. When authorities tried to pull over the driver, a chase ensued. Authorities said, they believe the motorcycle may have been stolen.

The driver has a criminal history. Sheriff Duke said the man is currently on probation for possession of a controlled substance charges.

Deputies chased the driver for nearly 15 minutes. The chase continued onto Seymour Highway, where the motorist began driving west in the eastbound lane. The chase ended when the motorcycle crashed into a patrol car at the intersection of Seymour Highway and Tanglewood Drive.

The man reportedly suffered non-life threatening injuries to his leg.

Authorities said the man was taken to the hospital. Once the man is released, he will be taken to jail.

Wichita Falls Police Department also assisted with the incident.