Three people, including an innocent victim, were taken to the hospital after a short stolen vehicle pursuit led to a brutal crash Thursday night in the Florence neighborhood of Los Angeles.
The incident occurred at approximately 7:40 p.m. near the intersection of Gage Avenue and San Pedro Street, the Los Angeles Police Department said.
The driver of a stolen black GMC pickup truck fled at a hight rate of speed after officers attempted a traffic stop in the area of Florence Avenue and Main Street, according to LAPD.
Police said the suspect vehicle was traveling northbound on San Pedro Street when the driver ran a red light and collided with the victim’s vehicle on Gage Avenue.
The driver of the that car, a female, was taken to the hospital in unknown condition.
Two suspects from the stolen pursuit vehicle were arrested and taken to the hospital as well.
Aerial footage from Sky5 showed the aftermath of the pursuit crash. A dark-colored sedan can be seen with nearly the entire driver’s side portion of the vehicle missing.
A male suspect was also seen receiving medical treatment from LAFD while handcuffed in the back of a police cruiser. He was then escorted to an ambulance and taken to the hospital in unknown condition.
This crash comes just hours after a 19-year-old Cal State Northridge student was killed when two armed robbery suspects fleeing police in an SUV ran a red light and crashed into his vehicle at Roscoe Boulevard and Lindley Avenue.