A car being pursued by police following an attempted abduction and a hit-and-run accident crashed into a parked car and a building in District Heights, critically injuring the car's driver, Prince George's County police reported.
Police said the incident began shortly before 3 p.m., when an officer spotted a car that matched the description of one allegedly involved in the attempted abduction of a young girl and in an accident in the 1400 block of Nova Avenue in Coral Hills 10 minutes earlier.
A chase ensued at speeds that police said approached 100 miles an hour and ended when the car went out of control in the 5800 block of Marlboro Pike in District Heights, police said.
The car hit a curb, skidded about 100 yards, crossed the roadway and hit the other curb, "became airborne," then hit a tree and a parked car before crashing into a dentist's office at 5812 Marlboro Pike, according to the police account.
The car's driver was listed in critical but stable condition last night at Prince George's General Hospital. Investigation of the incident was continuing.
Utility lines and a gas meter were damaged in the crash, according to police, but leakage was miner. Firefighters forced their way into the damaged building to ventilate it.
Police said the owner of the car allegedly involved in the chase, William K. Wallace, 41, of 1417 Nova Ave., Coral Hills, has been charged with allowing an, unlicensed driver to operate his car and with having an unregistered and uninsured motor vehicle.