Venice Wurstkuche Crash: LAPD Pursuit Ends With Truck Into Restaurant, 6 Injured

Venice Wurstkuche Crash: LAPD Pursuit Ends With Truck Into Restaurant, 6 Injured
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Updated at the bottom with at least six injured. Headline has changed. First posted at 9:26 p.m. Sunday.

At least two people were injured tonight when a pickup truck being chased by the LAPD crashed into the popular Wurstkuche restaurant in Venice.

The crash after a short chase was reported shortly before 9 p.m., an LAPD officer told Weekly.

An employee at Wurstkuche told the Weekly ...

... that a customer was hospitalized with minor injuries and that the driver of the white pickup also appeared to need medical attention following the chase.

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Everyone else, he said, "was okay -- just a little shaken up."

The restaurant is at 625 Lincoln Blvd. For more info follow Venice 311.


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[Update at 2:01 p.m. Monday]: Police now say that four to five people in the restaurant were injured along with the driver and a bicyclist who was hit during the chase.

City News Service reports what the LAPD told it:

A couple of lights before Vernon [Avenue, on Lincoln], the fugitive driver struck a cyclist, who suffered a broken leg and scrapes, then plowed into a restaurant ...

The injured in the restaurant complained of pain only and were hospitalized, police said: The suspect also complained and sustained a bruise.

The suspect was expected to be booked, following his hospital stay, for evading police and hit-and-run, cops said.

[With reporting from City News Service / @dennisjromero / djromero@laweekly.com / @LAWeeklyNews]


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