Suspect Fleeing in Stolen Vehicle Collides Into Train, Ricochets Into Highland Park Home: Police

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A stolen vehicle being followed by police collided with a Metro train and ricocheted, crashing into a home in Highland Park, Los Angeles Police Department Officer Sal Ramirez said.

The collision took place at around 5:18 p.m. in the 5000 block of North Figueroa Street, when the 2013 Lexus crashed into a Metro Gold Line Light Rail Train, rebounded upon impact, and crashed into the side of a parked car and a home right next to the tracks, LAPD said.

One man and three female juveniles were taken into custody. None of them were injured, LAPD Officer Tony Im said.

The suspects were not identified.

The Los Angeles Fire Department initially said there were no injuries but aerial footage from Sky 5 appeared to show one person being transported on a gurney.

The train was seen stopped in its tracks near the collision area.

The collision prompted a large response. LAFD and LAPD officers were at the scene where the Lexus can be seen crashed into the house’s garage, aerial footage showed.

The homeowner, who asked that her name not be used, was home when the car crashed into her garage.

“We came home and we were just relaxing, putting our feet up and ‘kaboom,'” the homeowner said. “The house shook worse than an earthquake and then just chaos descended.”

She said she heard someone yelling and she ran outside to find police arresting the suspects.

The homeowner described seeing at least 20 police officers in her backyard.

The parked car that was damaged in the collision belonged to the homeowner’s brother, she said.

LAFD firefighters were seen slowly pulling the car out of the house and loading it onto a towing truck.

The homeowner said she lost all her grandmother’s belongings that were stored in the garage where the car came crashing in.

“It’s a lot different when it’s in the movies than when it’s your home,” she said.

No further information was available.

KTLA’s Nidia Becerra and Claire Legeron contributed to this report.

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