LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- A grand theft auto suspect fled into a residential neighborhood in South Gate Tuesday evening after leading authorities on a dangerous chase on freeways and surface streets.
The suspect weaved through cars and sped by heavy traffic on multiple freeways before he crashed into a tree on a front yard and abandoned the car.
When the driver quickly jumped out and ran, police began to search the neighborhood.
AIR7 HD was over the chase around 5:20 p.m. as the suspect was driving during rush hour on the 710. At one point, three passengers jumped out of the car and ran off the freeway.
The driver continued driving on the rush-hour-congested freeway, eventually exiting and driving on surface streets before jumping out of the vehicle near Liberty Boulevard and Elizabeth Avenue in South Gate and fleeing on foot.
Authorities descended on the scene and were continuing the search Tuesday evening.
City News Service contributed to this report.