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South Gate pursuit suspect injured in crash

Authorities investigate the scene of a crash following a pursuit in South Gate.

May 8, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
A man who led police on a high-speed pursuit was hospitalized in critical condition Tuesday morning after crashing his car in South Gate.

The pursuit ended in the 8600 block of State Street. Emergency crews had to extricate the driver. Investigators said Huntington Park police initially tried to pull the man over for reckless driving.

The pursuit reached speeds of more than 100 mph. It ended when the driver sideswiped two parked cars and crashed into a tree. No one else was hurt.