Police Car Crashes Into Building During South LA Pursuit

Structure deemed unsafe; 30 people displaced

By Olsen Ebright
|  Monday, Feb 4, 2013  |  Updated 11:41 AM PDT
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Emergency workers respond to a South LA intersection after a police car crashed into a building during a pursuit. Safety officials

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Emergency workers respond to a South LA intersection after a police car crashed into a building during a pursuit. Safety officials "red tagged" the structure, deeming it unsafe. This clip was recorded by On Scene Video on Feb. 3, 2013.

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Two Los Angeles police officers were injured and at least 30 people were displaced after a police car crashed into a shelter for women and children in South Los Angeles during a pursuit.

The crash happened about 9:15 p.m. Sunday near the intersection of 85th and San Pedro streets.

Officers were pursuing a gray BMW, which hit a curb while making a turn onto 85th Street. The driver of the police car lost control and crashed into the building.

The air bags in the police car deployed, but the two officers were injured and transported to a hospital with stable vital signs, said Sgt. Lawrence Martinez of the Los Angeles Police Department's Newton Station.

The Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety "red tagged" the structure, deeming it unsafe. Although no one inside the building was hurt, LA city fire officials said more than 30 people were displaced because of the incident.

Police were still searching for the driver of the BMW.

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