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Hawthorne police pursuit ends in fiery crash

There was a violent end to a police pursuit on Hawthorne Boulevard, but amazingly the driver survived.

December 10, 2011 12:00:00 AM PST
There was a violent end to a police pursuit in Hawthorne, but amazingly the driver survived.

It all started at 111th Street and Hawthorne Boulevard late Friday into Saturday morning. The pursuit moved into the city of El Segundo on the I-110 and I-105.

Officers said a driver they were following tried to exit the 105 Freeway at Hawthorne Boulevard, but missed the turn and hit a pole, causing the car to burst into flames.

Officers rescued the driver from the fiery wreckage before he or she was seriously injured. The driver's identity has not been released.


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