Published: Mar 04, 2011 5:26 AM EST
Updated: Mar 04, 2011 2:26 AM EST

FT. MYERS - Thursday, March 03, 2011 at 9:15 the Fort Myers Police Department conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for running a stop sign at Ballard Road and Marsh Avenue.

The driver of the Nissan Altima pulled over at Marsh Avenue and Michigan Avenue.

As the officer approached the vehicle on foot, the driver fled at a high rate of speed into traffic, crashing with a Hyundai SUV.

The driver was detained. His passenger who was pinned in the vehicle suffered life-threatening injuries. The occupants of the Hyundai suffered minor injuries. Police are still on scene and an investigation is underway.