Police arrested a fugitive who led them on a pursuit in a stolen car in downtown Los Angeles, crashed, and then carjacked a woman and tried to flee again, authorities said.
The man appeared to finally give up as he ran into rush-hour traffic on the 110 Freeway.
The wreck happened at Third Street and Beaudry Avenue (map), police said.
Aerial footage of the scene showed a red car smashed in the intersection. A silver sport-utility vehicle went over sidewalk and landed on a hill touching the freeway.
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The wanted driver jumped from that SUV onto the 110 Freeway and carjacked a driver to start another chase, according to a spokesperson for the Los Angeles Police Department.
That second pursuit ended 2 miles from the Third Street crash scene.
Three people were taken into custody, LAPD said.
At least one person was seen on a stretcher being put into an ambulance. It was not clear exactly how many people were injured.
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