Tyler Schlegel charged in alleged street racing accident in The Woodlands

Tyler Schlegel (17) is facing charges of evading arrest, racing on a highway causing serious bodily injury and accident causing serious bodily injury after police say the teen engaged another driver in a drag race that turned into a serious car accident.

KHOU reports the teens had just left a movie (ironically, the movie was Need for Speed) when Schlegel, driving a 2014 Ford Mustang, and another unnamed teen driving a white-colored BMW 3-series sedan, began racing on Gosling Road in The Woodlands. At some point the two vehicles made contact, causing the BMW to lose control and leave the roadway, hitting an Entergy electrical box and then a tree. Carlos Cardoza, a passenger in the BMW, was able to extract himself from the passenger seat of the wrecked Mustang and run to a nearby Shell gas station for help.

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BMW wrecked in the accident

Schlegel allegedly fled the scene of the crash and parked his Mustang at a nearby fast food restaurant then returned on foot, where he was identified by bystanders as the other driver. Apparently Schlegel then took off on foot when approached by officers, but was apprehended after a brief foot chase.  Cardoza reportedly suffered an arm injury, the condition of the driver of the BMW (who had to be cut from the car) was not reported.

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Tyler Schlegel's 2014 Ford Mustang

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