Sports Car Pursuit Ends in Fiery Caught-on-Video Crash at Palms Gas Station

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Surveillance video caught the moment a sports car came barreling into a Los Angeles gas station, crashing into a barrier, narrowly missing the gas pump, then catching fire.

California Highway Patrol officers were chasing a fleeing driver on the 10 Freeway late Thursday night when the car exited the freeway, T-boned another vehicle, clipped a sidewalk and then hit the steel barrier next to a gas pump at the Shell gas station on the 3000 block of South Robertson Boulevard in the Palms neighborhood of Los Angeles, video shows.

Officers stand at the scene of a car crash at a gas station in Palms following a pursuit on the 10 Freeway on Aug. 23, 2019. (Credit: RMG News)

Officers stand at the scene of a car crash at a gas station in Palms following a pursuit on the 10 Freeway on Aug. 23, 2019. (Credit: RMG News)

As smoke fills the air, a man is seen hurrying towards the sports car's passenger side before running out of frame. Officers arrive and one is seen running after the man.

A female passenger in the sports car and the female driver of the car that was T-boned outside the station were both hospitalized, according to California Highway Patrol's Southern Division. They were taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center with internal injuries, a CHP spokesman later said.

The sports car driver's condition is unknown. He was taken into custody shortly after attempting to flee the scene, according to CHP.

The sports car, which appeared to be a Dodge Challenger Hellcat, was totaled – badly charred and severely damaged.

It's unclear what led to the pursuit, and CHP did not have an update by midafternoon.

KTLA's Sareen Habeshian contributed to this report.

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