Fleeing Suspect Stabbed after Stolen Car Crash on Vermont Avenue
HARBOR CITY, CA (September 24, 2019) – Several people suffered injuries in a stolen car crash on Vermont Avenue, early Tuesday morning.
According to the Los Angeles Police Department, the incident happened at about 2:30 AM. Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies began pursuing the car near Pacific Coast Highway after a check of the license plate revealed it was stolen.
The pursuing officers backed off for safety reasons, and the suspect continued fleeing.
Several minutes later, the fleeing vehicle veered off a dirt road. There, it crashed into a homeless encampment at Vermont Avenue and 253rd Street.
Three people in the homeless encampment suffered unspecified injuries. Meanwhile, the driver and the passengers of the suspect vehicle fled the scene on foot. One homeless person caught up with one of the fleeing suspects and stabbed him.
Emergency responders transported the stabbed victim, a 16-year-old boy, to a hospital with serious injuries. Updates on his condition remain unknown.
No arrests have been made, but officers continue to investigate the crash.
Strictly follow the rules of the road to ensure everyone’s safety. When pulled over, slow down and wait for further instructions. Do not attempt to flee the scene and cooperate with the authorities.
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