Car crashes into home in Thomasville while fleeing police, 4 people injured

THOMASVILLE, N.C. – Four people were injured after a car that was fleeing police crashed into a home in Thomasville, according to police.

A woman sleeping inside the home and three people inside the car were hurt, Thomasville police said in a press release.

A Thomasville officer saw a 2015 Nissan Altima speeding on Business 85 shortly before 10:30 p.m. Friday.

The officer tried pulling the car over, but the driver fled and a police chase ensued.

The chase continued down Mendenhall Street to Cox Avenue and then onto Culbreth Avenue.

As the car was fleeing east on Culbreth Avenue, police said the officer lost sight of the vehicle when it crossed National Highway.

Shortly later, officers found the car had crashed into a home at 207 Tremont Street.

The car had crashed into the bedroom of a 94-year-old woman who was sleeping, according to police.

The woman was airlifted to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center where she is currently listed in critical but stable condition. No one else was inside the home.

Three people were injured in the car. Two were taken to Thomasville Medical Center by Davidson County emergency workers and one was transported by ambulance to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

Their conditions are not currently known, but police said it is not believed they suffered life-threatening injuries.

Charges are pending. Police said it is believed alcohol was a contributing factor.