Man Hit after Fleeing from Stolen Vehicle Near Powell Street Exit

BERKELEY, CA (July 24, 2023) – Wednesday night, a person was struck by a car following a stolen vehicle pursuit on Interstate 80. Initially, a deputy sheriff spotted the stolen vehicle around 7:48 p.m. in the city of San Pablo. However, the vehicle with two occupants immediately fled before the deputy performed a traffic stop. After a short while, the deputy caught up with the suspect but terminated the pursuit after the suspect started driving recklessly. The pursuit continued when another deputy spotted the stolen vehicle along westbound Interstate 80. According to the report, the suspect’s vehicle encountered mechanical problems causing it to stop near the Powell Street exit. Subsequently, the driver and the passenger fled the scene on foot by running across the eastbound lanes of I-80. Police said the driver of the stolen vehicle was struck by a passing civilian vehicle. Authorities provided first-aid to the suspect before the paramedics arrived and transported him to a hospital. Meanwhile, the Sheriff’s office along with Berkeley police failed to locate the passenger with him. The Berkeley Police Department will provide more information once available. Thousands of people are injured each year due to reckless driving. If you’re behind the wheel, pay full attention to the road and your surroundings. Do not engage in any non-driving activity that creates a potential distraction. You can help prevent an accident by abiding by all traffic laws and observing safety precautions.
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