SUV crashes into home, driver with serious injuries

SUV crashes into home, driver with serious injuries

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LUBBOCK, Texas -

UPDATE: 5:34 p.m. - Matthew Lott, 31, and a woman not yet identified met at the McDonalds on 19th street earlier this morning. The woman was going to purchase a phone from Lott for $300, but instead gave him three $100 bills of counterfeit money. The woman then got in her car and sped away. Lott and his passenger then followed her to retrieve the phone. 

An LPD Special Operations Unit Officer said he and his team were working on an unrelated investigation on 32nd street when they witnessed a green Pontiac chasing a Buick SUV. Both vehicles were speeding and the women driving the SUV lost control of the wheel jumping the curb, hitting a tree, then ricocheting into a house. No one was home at the time. 

"I just want everyone to be okay. I heard the lady got hurt when she ricocheted, but by her fault don't mess with counterfeit money, 
but that girl has insurance so she is going to have to pay for all that damage," home owner Sylvia Vasquez said. 

Lubbock Fire and Rescue responded to the scene with the jaws to get the female out of the SUV. She was then transported to the hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries. 

Matthew Lott, driver of the green Pontiac, was arrested for reckless driving. This case remains under investigation. 

UPDATE 2:12 p.m.- Matthew Lott, 31, was the driver of the green car and has been arrested for reckless driving. 

At this time, the case and events leading up to the crash are still being investigating.

More arrests and charges are possible.

Developing: At approximately 10:45 a.m., an officer working a call in the area of 2400 32nd Street witnessed a green car chasing a Buick SUV. The officer attempted to catch up to the vehicles, however the SUV had already crashed into a tree and home in the 2300 block of 32nd Street.

Lubbock Fire Rescue responded to the scene to get the female SUV driver safely out of the vehicle. She was transported to the hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries.

Through the investigation, it appears the driver of the SUV used counterfeit money to purchase a cell phone from a male. She then got in her vehicle and fled the scene. The male got into a green car and then began chasing her.

More details will become available. 

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