A 90-minute pursuit involving a suspected stolen red sedan ended in the Florence area Tuesday evening after the male passenger jumped out of the vehicle and the female driver surrendered.
The pursuit began around 6:45 p.m. in Norwalk, after deputies spotted a vehicle reported stolen earlier in the day in South Gate, according Lt. Smitson with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
The driver led deputies from the 105 Freeway to the 110 before exiting onto surface streets at Manchester Avenue.
The CHP and the LAPD took turns taking the lead in the pursuit from that point on.
A close-up aerial view of the car appeared to show at least two people inside, including the driver.
The pursuit continued through South Los Angeles and Walnut where the driver ran over a spike strip.
But the driver managed to keep going even after the front tire was flattened. There were also several failed attempts to stop the chase with a PIT maneuver.
At several points during the pursuit, sparks could be seen coming from underneath the car.
The chase finally ended on Main and 84th streets when the male passenger bailed from the car.
The female driver then exited the car with her hands up and was taken into custody.
The passenger was eventually caught in the neighborhood and appeared to be injured.
He was transported to a hospital in unknown condition.
No further information was released.