Palmdale Pursuit Ends With Crash on 14 Freeway

The driver of the pursuit vehicle was transported in an ambulance, no deputies were injured

By Jonathan Lloyd and Rosa Ordaz
|  Tuesday, Aug 6, 2013  |  Updated 11:45 AM PDT
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Los Angeles County Sheriff's vehicles at the end of a pursuit in the Palmdale area.

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Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies pursuing a driver Tuesday morning in the Palmdale area were involved in a collision on the 14 Freeway that forced lane closures.

The California Highway Patrol confirmed that lanes on the southbound 14 Freeway are closed at Angeles Forest Highway.

The pursuit began at about 7:20 a.m. at Palmdale Boulevard and the 14 Freeway in Palmdale after a report of a wreckless driver. Another driver flagged down deputies to report the driver, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. 

The driver continued southbound on the 14 Freeway (map) before the pursuit ended in the Acton area, about 10 miles southwest of Palmdale. The vehicle went into a spin near Angeles Forest HIghway, and the driver was involved in a crash with deputies after he attempted to reverse toward a freeway exit ramp.

Aerial video showed at least six sheriff's department vehicles around the pursuit vehicle.The pursuit driver was transported in an ambulance.

Details regarding his condition were not immediately available.

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