LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – A suspected car thief and his female passenger led police on a high-speed chase Friday in which he slammed into a car and drove onto the sidewalk.
The chase started just after 10:30 a.m. in South Los Angeles, police said.
At one point, the driver was speeding along the shoulder of the 110 Freeway and crashed head-on into another vehicle. The driver in that car appeared to be OK after walking away from the scene.
A passenger was also believed to be in the truck.
The truck later lost a rear tire, but continued trying to evade police.
Police took the suspects into custody just before 11:50 a.m.
A second driver who had stopped for tacos at Florence and McKinley was slammed into by the suspects and was eventually told by officers with guns pointed to keep driving.
He told CBSLA’s Jasmine Viel he saw the suspects with face coverings inside the vehicle, but they never said anything to him.
The driver was later seen being wheeled away in a stretcher after he and the passenger – who was smiling while she had handcuffs on – were taken into custody.