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A pursuit driver was taken into custody after causing a chain-reaction in Huntington Park Friday night.

The chase began when the man ran a red light on Gage Avenue, at the intersection with Miramonte Boulevard, at 9:52 p.m., according to Officer Kimball with the California Highway Patrol.

Sky5 was overhead the chase 5 minutes later as the driver swiftly made his way across surface streets in the area, then tried to evade authorities by heading into an alleyway.

Officials lost track of the vehicle, which appeared to be a Lincoln Navigator, but eventually caught up with it.

Authorities were following the car at a distance as it made its way into Huntington Park, then Vernon, before heading back to Huntington Park.

At 10:20 p.m., the SUV collided with another passenger vehicle on Alameda Street, causing others to become wrapped up in a chain-reaction crash near the intersection with Randolph Street.

At least three civilian vehicles were involved, in addition to the suspect vehicle.

The suspect remained sitting in the SUV for 20 minutes as law enforcement worked to handle the crash scene. An ambulance arrived at 10:35 p.m.

The pursuit driver appeared to be attempted to get out but unable to. He then climbed out of a rear passenger window at 10:40 p.m. and surrendered to authorities, who took him into custody.

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