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DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – A special education teacher was in the wrong place at the wrong time on Wednesday morning, as he inadvertently became involved in the ending of a police chase. It happened at the intersection of Northwest Highway and Garland Road in Dallas.

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According to police, the suspect had stolen an SUV from somebody just after 7:00 a.m. Wednesday morning in the 7200 block of Skillman Street. Authorities spotted the vehicle and started a chase.

Stephen Ford was heading to Caldwell Elementary School for work as a special education teacher when the carjacking suspect slammed into his minivan. Ford said that the suspect ran through a red light and crashed into the side of his car. According to Ford, the suspect then got out and tried to run from the police on foot.

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However, the suspect was quickly apprehended by officers.

Ford said that there was nothing he could do to prevent the crash. “He just ran it going like 105. I just saw him. I turned to get away, but he sped through,” Ford recalled. “God is good. Some people die from it. If you take life for granted, I could easily be dead, family upset. But angels watching over me or something, honestly.”

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There were no injuries were reported. The collision did cause some delays at that intersection on Wednesday morning, but the scene has since been cleared.