COMPTON (CBSLA) – A stolen vehicle being pursued by Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies slammed into another car Monday morning in Compton, sending three people to the hospital.
The incident began at around 9:30 a.m. when deputies spotted a vehicle which had been reported stolen.
Deputies attempted to pull over the vehicle, but the driver refused, prompting a short chase.
While trying to escape deputies, the suspect vehicle slammed into another car at the intersection of Compton and Long Beach boulevards.
Aerial footage showed one of the vehicles wrapped around a traffic pole, with debris strewn across the intersection. Both vehicles appeared completely destroyed.
The suspect was later said to be a man in his thirties and the driver he crashed into was said to be a man in his fifties.
Both drivers were rushed to local hospitals with moderate to severe injuries but their conditions were not immediately released.
A woman sitting at a nearby bus stop sustained minor injuries after being hit by debris and was transported to a hospital.
There was no word of any injuries to deputies.
The intersection was shut down while authorities cleared the scene and investigated.