One person was injured in a scary car accident in Koreatown at the end of a police pursuit involving a stolen vehicle.
The police chase, and subsequent car crash, occurred a short time before 4:45 a.m. in the Koreatown neighborhood of Central Los Angeles. According to authorities, a couple of Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) officers were on patrol in the area when they spotted a motor vehicle, an SUV, that had been reported as stolen. The police officers turned on their lights and sirens and attempted to pull over the SUV, but the driver allegedly ignored the officers and sped off.
LAPD officers initiated a pursuit of the SUV and followed the vehicle through Koreatown. The police chase came to an abrupt end when the SUV approached the intersection of Beverly Boulevard and North Harvard Boulevard and the driver lost control. The SUV rear ended another car on the road and then flipped and rolled over several times. The SUV finally came to a rest after slamming into a utility pole and a fire hydrant.
Media outlets were alerted to the situation and sent a news channel helicopter to the scene just before the collision. The helicopter captured images of the rollover accident and its aftermath.
The driver of the SUV was able to walk away from the accident with only minor injuries. She later received medical treatment at a local LA hospital.
Fortunately, the driver of the other car involved in the auto accident did not sustain any injuries. However, there was significant property damage to the vehicle.
This situation highlights the perils of driving on Los Angeles roads and attempting to steer clear of dangerous police pursuits of other vehicles. Even if you hear the sirens and do everything in your power to stay out of the way, it might not be possible to avoid a collision.
If you were injured in an auto accident on a California road, you should speak with a personal injury attorney as soon as possible. At The Paris Firm, we can help. Contact The Paris Firm now to schedule a free initial consultation.