Teenager injured in high-speed chase

Apr. 25, 2014 @ 10:47 AM

A teenager from Thomasville was critically injured early this morning in a crash following a high-speed chase across parts of Guilford County in which the fleeing car reached speeds approaching 100 mph.

The chase started at 1:44 a.m. on Interstate 85 Business Loop near Vickrey Chapel Road on the edge of Greensboro and ended about 3.5 miles away near the intersection of Guilford College and Guilford Roads in Jamestown. Col. T.R. Powers of the Guilford County Sheriff’s Office said deputies pursued the car because the motorist was driving recklessly.
Deputies attempted to conduct a vehicle stop, but the driver refused to pull over for authorities, said Sheriff BJ Barnes.
Authorities say the driver was Jordan Burchett, 18, of Stemp Everhart Road in Thomasville. Burchett wasn’t wearing a seat belt, according to the Sheriff’s Office. He was listed in critical condition Friday morning at Moses Cone Hospital in Greensboro from injuries when the car crashed at the end of the chase. The total time for the pursuit of the vehicle took a little less than one minute, Powers told The High Point Enterprise. 
The car went off the roadway and smashed into a brick wall at the intersection, according to the Sheriff’s Office. Charges in the case are pending, Barnes said.
None of the deputies involved in the chase was injured, Barnes said.