Car rams into house after wild 100 mph chase

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TACOMA, Wash. - The pursuit of a driver who was traveling more than 100 mph ended when the suspect's car launched through a fence and into a duplex in Tacoma.

 

According to officers at the crash scene, Pierce County sheriff's deputies began pursuing a  man with an arrest warrant who failed to pull over  just before 2 a.m. Friday.

 

The chase, which wove through South Tacoma,  lasted 42 minutes with speeds reaching more than 100 mph at times.

 

At one point, deputies lost the driver but eventually spotted him again near South 38th Street and South L Street.

 

When the driver slammed on his brakes, he lost control of the car and ran through a fence, hit the side of a brick duplex and eventually came to rest at the intersection of South 38th Street and South L Street. 

 

People were inside the home at the time of the crash but were not injured.

 

Firefighters pulled the driver out of the car and he was transported to the hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

 

He was wanted for a previous charge of escape.

 

The crash turned the car into a heap of contorted metal and caused the building to slant and crumble.