Driver Crashes Stolen Honda at End of Whittier Pursuit
The pursuit reached speeds near 100 mph on the 605 Freeway after CHP officers witnessed a traffic violation
CHP officers examine a damaged Honda at the end of a pursuit March 29, 2013 in Whittier.
Two people were hospitalized after a crash at the end of a pursuit early Friday in Whittier that began when the driver of a stolen car failed to stop at a red light, according to authorities.
The pursuit driver reached speeds near 100 mph on the 605 Freeway before crashing into a bridge support at Washington and Whittier boulevards. The driver, who was trapped in the wreckage, and a passenger were hospitalized with minor injuries.
"They lost control attempting to make a left turn," said CHP Officer Tannon Brown. "They hit the bridge abutment after spinning almost 360 degrees."
The pursuit began at about 3:30 a.m. when a California Highway Patrol officer witnesses the traffic violation. Video showed CHP officers examining the heavily damaged two-door Honda after the crash.