High-Speed Pursuit in San Fernando Valley Ends in Crash Injuring CHP Officer
NORTHRIDGE, CA (October 21, 2019) — A CHP motorcycle officer suffered injuries after a high-speed pursuit crash in San Fernando Valley Thursday afternoon.
The incident involved the Los Angeles Police Department and the California Highway Patrol. It started near Devonshire Street and Zelzah Avenue in Granada Hills, and continued to Porter Ranch.
The chase, which reached speeds of 70 mph, ended in Northridge. The suspect stopped outside an apartment complex at around 1:40 p.m., exited the car, and then ran. This prompted the police to establish a perimeter in the area. They also launched a search supported by K-9 units. The officers confirmed that they apprehended the unidentified suspect before 4:00 p.m.
At one point during the chase, the suspect briefly slowed down near Balboa Boulevard and Blackhawk Street. This is where a man tumbled out of the front passenger seat and onto the pavement. It was unclear whether the authorities arrested that individual.
On the other hand, emergency responders took the CHP officer to the hospital with unknown injuries. The officer was conscious while medics placed him on a gurney and into an ambulance.
The events leading to the high-speed chase were not immediately clear. However, investigation of the case is ongoing.
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