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Stolen Limo Party Bus Slams Into Car in Chase North of LA

The 40-foot long bus was reported stolen in San Diego before the chase on the 405, 5 and 14 freeways in the Los Angeles area.

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The pursuit of a limo party bus that was stolen in the San Diego area ended with a crash Tuesday afternoon on a highway north of Los Angeles.

Details about the theft of the 40-foot limo party bus were not immediately available. It was reported stolen in the San Diego area when someone took it after the driver got out of the bus to pick up a client, the bus owner said.

The pursuit, which began around 11:30 a.m., was on the 5 Freeway in the San Fernando Valley at midday. The driver of the black bus continued north onto the 14 Freeway.

The possibly stolen party bus leading a chase slammed into a sedan on the road in this 14 Freeway pursuit Feb. 22, 2022. 

At least one spike strip was deployed, but the attempt to slow the bus was unsuccessful.

The bus slammed into the rear end of a car on Pearblossom Highway in the Acton area. The bus slowly drifted into oncoming traffic before rolling to a stop.

A woman in the Hyundai sedan suffered moderate injuries.

A stolen limo party bus rear-ends a car on Highway 138 north of Los Angeles.
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A stolen limo party bus rear-ends a car on Highway 138 north of Los Angeles.

Steam appeared to be coming from the front of the bus following the crash. The woman behind the wheel was taken into custody.

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Details about the driver's identity were not immediately available.

The bus' interior appeared to be decorated for a birthday party.

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