Two Officers Hospitalized after High-Speed Collision near Strohm Avenue

LOS ANGELES, CA (July 19, 2023) – Late Wednesday morning, two officers were hurt a high-speed pursuit on Riverside Drive. Around 11:00 a.m., two Los Angeles Police Officers were pursuing a stolen vehicle and ended up colliding near Strohm Avenue. Amidst the pursuit, the suspect narrowly avoided a police officer before eventually striking the two at the intersection. Upon impact, the suspect fled the scene. Meanwhile, paramedics arrived and transported the two involved officers to a nearby hospital for further treatment. Police later spotted the suspect in the afternoon driving a white minivan at high speeds on the 118 Freeway in San Fernando Valley. There, crews successfully deployed a spike strip that disabled a tire on the van. The suspect then exited the vehicle at the intersection of Rinaldi Street and Tampa Avenue. The man then carjacked a white BMW sedan that was stopped at a nearby gas station. Around 2:00 p.m., the suspect pulled into another gas station and carjacked another white minivan. The minivan was traveling at speeds above 100 mph before eventually coming to a stop at Moorpark 23 Freeway where a trio of police officers blocked him in. Once the vehicle was pinned in beneath the police officers, the suspect got out and surrendered. Officers then took him into custody. Once available, further details will be provided If you find yourself unable to drive, you can always contact a Lyft, Uber or taxi service. By practicing safe driving habits, you can help keep yourself and others around you safe.
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