The incident occurred around 9:30 p.m. after officers attempted to pull over a vehicle for a traffic violation. However, the vehicle failed to stop which then initiated the pursuit.
Less than a minute after the chase was initiated, the vehicle crashed into a pole at the intersection of South Flower Street and West Wilshire Avenue.
There were four people inside the vehicle, two males and two females, who were all transported to the hospital. Their conditions were unknown.
The driver of the vehicle was taken into custody and is expected to face charges of felony probation and failure to yield.
Fortunately, no other vehicles were involved. However, there have been concerns about the safety and necessity of police pursuits.
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If you or a loved one was involved in a car accident due to a police pursuit, contact Bergener Mirejovsky to get information about your case. Call 1-800-881-2021 for a free consultation.