Six folks have been injured, together with one youngster, after a stolen car pursued by police in Valley Glen ended up in a multi-car crash Monday, the most recent accident ensuing from high-speed police pursuits in Los Angeles.
A dashcam video exhibits that earlier than the SUV collided almost head-first with one other automotive on the intersection of Vanowen Avenue and Bellaire Avenue, its passenger-side entrance wheel was disabled.
The video additionally exhibits that after the stolen automotive crashed, a Los Angeles Police Division patrol automotive drove by way of the identical intersection, apparently in pursuit. In keeping with KTLA5, the pursuit suspect tried to flee on foot.
As KTLA5 reported, the stolen car pursuit started on the 14400 block of Oxnard Avenue after calls concerning the stolen car got here in round 5:40 p.m. The chase led to a crash three miles away.
In keeping with the L.A. Fireplace Division, 5 adults and one youngster have been taken to a hospital in truthful situation.
In 2017, a report by the Los Angeles County’s grand jury discovered that police chases within the county have been “inflicting pointless bystander accidents and deaths.”
In keeping with LAPD information offered to the Los Angeles Board of Police Commissioners in April, of the 4,203 police chases which have occurred since 2018, greater than 1,000 resulted in an harm or demise. Virtually half of the individuals who have been injured or killed throughout police chases have been bystanders.
On Jan. 31, two males have been killed in a police pursuit after the driving force of a stolen car T-boned their parked automotive.
In keeping with a Could L.A. Occasions column, the police division is analyzing how different cities have fared after they adopted extra restrictive insurance policies.