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UPDATED: Altus police involved in dangerous car chase Sunday night

ALTUS, Okla_A horrific ending to a police pursuit in Altus Sunday night, sent one man to the hospital and another to the Jackson County Jail.

The chase ended in a two-car crash when the driver leading the chase ran a stop sign at Commerce and Navajoe and hit another car on the driver's side. It started just six blocks away, when police tried to pull the driver over for a broken tail light. Police say the driver, identified as Chad Dickerson, took off and ultimately slammed into an innocent bystander.

Altus Police Chief Tim Murphy said Chad Dickerson has outstanding warrants out of Tillman County. He said that and the alcohol officers smelled on his breath might be the reason he panicked and took off.

Blaike Goss said she was at home with her family last night when she heard a loud boom from the collision.

"I really didn't know what to think our first response was to come out and help so we came out and got the door off the man as fast as we could and waited for other people to show up."

Authorities say even after the collision, Dickerson was able to jump out of his pickup and run away. Goss said a policeman was not far behind.

"We saw him take off after the guy that hit the car, because he got out and ran down the street down Broadway."

Chief Murphy said police found Dickerson hiding out in a backyard.

 "It's unfortunate that anybody was hurt to begin with. But it's unfortunate that the driver that the other vehicle was hurt, I pray that he recovers real quick."

Altus police say they are unclear as to the condition of the man flown to Oklahoma City.

As for Dickerson, he is currently in the Jackson County Jail. He is facing several charges, including failing to stop after an accident and driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

His initial appearance is Thursday in the Jackson County Courthouse.

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