A motorist who fled from a routine traffic stop Sunday caused a three-vehicle traffic accident, leaving two injured, according to police.
Anna Maria Garcia, 23, of Fort Worth was traveling in excess of the speed limit in her 2001 Mercury Grand Marquis at about 4:15 p.m. on Renfro Street when a Burleson police officer attempted to stop her for the violation, according to police.
The motorist attempted to evade the officer in her vehicle, a third-degree felony, at a high rate of acceleration. The incident never turned into a high-speed chase or pursuit, according to Dep. Chief Cindy Aaron, with speeds never eclipsing more than about 50 mph.
Garcia wound from the Renfro-Alsbury intersection, down Alsbury to Douglas, with the motorist running two stops signs in that area and a red light at Hillery Street and Wilshire Boulevard and another red light at the 100 block of Renfro Street and Wilson Street, where it struck a 2008 Chevy Cobalt that then struck a 2000 Dodge Durango, according to the police report.
Two people, including an infant, were injured and transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Garcia was not injured, police said. She is being held in the Johnson County jail on the third-degree felony charge of evading arrest with a vehicle and faces more than $1,200 in fines on four Fort Worth warrants.