Officers Arrest Suspected Stolen Car Driver in East L.A. After Pursuit Ends in Crash

A man was arrested Friday after leading police on a pursuit through Boyle Heights and East Los Angeles.

A pursuit driver surrenders to California Highway Patrol after crashing into another vehicle in East L.A. on Feb. 24, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

A pursuit driver surrenders to California Highway Patrol after crashing into another vehicle in East L.A. on Feb. 24, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

Officers began following the car around 7:30 p.m. as it headed southbound on Boyle Avenue from 4th Street after receiving a signal from a stolen vehicle recovery system called LoJack, according to California Highway Patrol Officer Michele Bond. The driver refused to pull over, and a pursuit ensued.

Aerial footage showed the car driving east on the 5 Freeway before entering the northbound 710 Freeway in East L.A.

While weaving through Friday night traffic, the suspect crashed into the rear of a Chevrolet SUV near the Floral Drive exit. The suspect could not continue fleeing as a result of the damage sustained and surrendered to police without further incident.

Sandra Davis, who was driving the SUV struck by the pursuit driver, told KTLA she heard sirens but was unable to maneuver before the suspect's car barrelled into hers.

“When I went to look on the right side where the siren was coming from so I could move out of traffic, I just felt somebody hit me," she recalled.

Paramedics responded to the scene as a precaution, Bond said, but it was unknown whether there were any injuries.

Davis said she was shaken by the incident but unharmed.

“I was lucky to be able to drive my car to the shoulder until I got some help from the highway patrol,” she said.