2 Critically Hurt in Crash Involving Stolen Car in North Hollywood: LAPD

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Three people were hospitalized, two of them in critical condition, after the driver of a stolen car collided with another motorist in North Hollywood Tuesday, officials said.

Officers had spotted the stolen car and were following it when the crash occurred outside a home at the corner of Tujunga Avenue and Erwin Street at about 12:50 p.m., said Mike Lopez, a media relations officer with the Los Angeles Police Department. Lopez had earlier told KTLA four people were injured with three of them in critical condition.

Security cameras at a nearby home captured the collision, showing a black coupe that appears to run a stop sign before slamming into a black pickup in the intersection. The car appears to have been speeding, and detectives are working to determine exactly how fast it was going.

LAPD says a convicted felon wanted on an arrest warrant was behind the wheel of the coupe. Officials have not released the suspect's name.

Aerial video of the scene from Sky5 showed the car overturned and landed on its roof, while the truck crashed into the residence's fence.

The coupe's driver can be seen trying to flee the wreckage on foot in the surveillance video. Police said the man was captured further down the block and arrested before being hospitalized.

The felon and his passenger were taken to the hospital in critical condition, while the pickup's driver was transported for treatment in stable condition. The stolen car's driver remained hospitalized Tuesday night and had not been booked, officials said.

Crews were still working to clear wreckage from the scene late Tuesday night.

KTLA's Matt Phillips contributed to this report.

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