LA pursuit suspect drives off freeway, hits transformer and bursts into flames; suspect in custody

LA pursuit suspect drives off freeway, hits transformer and bursts into flames; suspect in custody


A Los Angeles pursuit suspect was taken into custody Wednesday evening after driving off the 101 freeway and hitting a transformer, causing it to burst into flames, according to reports.

The driver crashed the car on its roof in a junkyard in the Tarzana neighborhood during a chase with the California Highway Patrol after being suspected of speeding, according to FOX 11 and KCAL-TV in Los Angeles.

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The driver knocked down live wires when the car hit the transformer, forcing power to be turned off in the area, KCAL and a local photojournalist reported. 

The suspect was able to get out of the vehicle and tried to flee on foot before he was caught. 

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There was no immediate reporting on the suspect’s condition. 



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