A man wanted by South Gate police for the alleged kidnapping and stabbing of a woman he had dated was hit by a car on the 210 Freeway in Glendora early Thursday after bailing from his vehicle during a pursuit, police said.
South Gate detectives were in Azusa investigating the case when they located the suspect about 12: 30 a.m. The man fled, driving away from marked police cars, according to a South Gate Police Department news release.
Officers from the Azusa Police Department picked up the pursuit just before the driver entered the 210 Freeway traveling in the wrong direction, South Gate police Sgt. Chris Dahlia said.
Spike strips disabled the vehicle, and the man ran from his vehicle, jumped over the center divider, and was struck, the release stated.
He was hit by an oncoming white Toyota Camry in eastbound lanes near the 57 Freeway, at the Lone Hill Avenue exit.
He was transported to the hospital and was reported to be in stable condition, according to Dahlia. Police later said he had serious injuries.
The man, who was not identified, had on Sunday kidnapped a woman with whom he had a previous dating relationship, according to the South Gate news release. He stabbed her multiple times and then dropped her off in a hospital parking lot in Baldwin Park, police said.
The woman was treated and was in stable condition.
The driver of the car that struck him was not injured.
All lanes of the 210 Freeway were shut down for several hours while authorities investigated the crash and cleaned up the scene.
All westbound lanes of the 210 Freeway were reopened around 6:15 a.m., and the eastbound lane closure was lifted about an hour later, according to the California Highway Patrol.