Friday night three teens decided to go to a theatre and enjoy the movie, “Need for Speed”. After it was over two of the teens decided to take to Gosling Road and see what kind of speed they could acquire in their BMW and Mustang.
One teen who has not yet been identified was traveling north on Gosling Road with his friend Carson Cardoza in the passenger seat. He was in the right lane driving his BMW.In
Driving the 2014 Ford Mustang was Tyler Schlegel, 17, of The Woodlands. He was in the left lane. The two accelerated and started a race. Not far down the road the two vehicles came into contact with each other causing the BMW to lose control, run off the road and strike an Entergy electrical box before striking a tree.
Cardoza, who had forgotten his cellphone had a badly injured arm. He was able to escape from the passenger seat and run to the Shell station at Research Forest and Gosling for help leaving a trail of blood from the crash to the Shell. His friend, the driver of the BMW was entrapped in the driver seat.
Schlegel, fled the scene and parked his vehicle down the street near the Burger King and returned on foot. As Woodland’s Fire crews were attempting to cut the driver out of the BMW bystanders pointed to Schlegel identifying him as the driver. Shenandoah Police who were on the scene approached Schlegel who fled once again leading the officers in a foot chase. He was captured in a short distance.
Schlegel was arrested and booked into the Montgomery County Jail on charges of accident causing serious bodily injury, racing on a highway causing serious bodily injury and evading arrest.