Five people were taken into custody after the sedan they were speeding in during a police pursuit struck a utility pole and overturned on an Echo Park street Thursday.
Glendale police officers began pursing the silver-colored car from the Glendale area after attempting to conduct a traffic stop, according to broadcast reports.
The suspects led police on a high-speed pursuit through the Atwater Village and Echo Park areas before losing control during a left turn and violently striking a utility pole, knocking down power lines near Berkeley Avenue and Allesandro Street, one block west of Glendale Boulevard, about 5:25 p.m.
The car rolled over onto its roof and five occupants crawled out, surrendering to police shortly afterward.
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Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics were called to the scene to evaluate the five occupants and ultimately took three of them to a hospital "with traumatic injuries," according to Margaret Stewart of the LAFD.