1 Critical After Clearwater Crash

One person is hospitalized with possible life-threatening injuries after a car accident Sunday night.

Clearwater police say it happened in the 600 block of Chestnut Street at about 10:15 p.m. The driver was speeding away from police after a traffic stop on Clear water Beach when they lost control of the vehicle. They were transported to Bayfront Medical.

Police didn’t pursue the vehicle as it left the area eastbound on the Memorial Causeway.

All lanes of Chestnut east of Fort Harrison will be closed for several hours as the investigation continues.