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Inglewood car chase: Suspect hits pedestrian, cars

A car chase ended in Inglewood Tuesday night with the suspect crashing into several vehicles and a pedestrian.
April 29, 2014 12:00:00 AM PDT
A car chase ended in Inglewood Tuesday night with the suspect crashing into several vehicles and a pedestrian.

The California Highway Patrol says the pursuit started around 6:30 p.m. when an officer spotted a black Chevy Tahoe following too closely to other vehicles on the 105 Freeway. The officer attempted to make a traffic stop, but the driver fled. The chase went from the freeway to surface streets.

After hitting a pedestrian and a Honda at Century Boulevard and Myrtle Avenue, the Tahoe driver didn't stop. The Tahoe continued traveling out of control westbound on Century Boulevard and eventually overturned, according to CHP Officer Karina Munoz.

The CHP says possibly four suspects fled after the crash. Two people were taken into custody.

Witnesses said the pedestrian that was struck in the crosswalk suffered very serious injuries.

"As he was crossing, there was a car that was coming full speed. I believe it was from a police pursuit and it came straight and hit one of the cars that was coming out from the other street and hit this man. He came flying like a bullet toward our car and hit our car and fell on the ground," said witness Marco Pinto. "We hope for the best for that man. It was a pretty awful sight."

Pinto said the pedestrian was still alive when the ambulance arrived. The pedestrian's current condition was not immediately known. One of the drivers that was hit by the suspect also suffered unknown injuries.

The investigation is ongoing.


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