Suspect in Custody Following LAPD Chase, Crash


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LOS ANGELES (CNS) - A man in a stolen vehicle being chased by Los Angeles police crashed in the Vermont Square area Tuesday and was taken to a hospital with serious injuries, authorities said.

The approximately 11-minute chase was triggered shortly before 1 p.m. by a LoJack "ping" on the southbound Harbor (110) Freeway at Vernon Avenue, the Los Angeles Police Department's Media Relations Division reported.

"Basically, there is a security measure on the vehicle, that when it is stolen, (the owner) can call LoJack and an LAPD airship or black-and-white (patrol vehicle) will receive a ping," according to a department spokeswoman.

A food vending stand was struck during the chase, but no one at the stand suffered any injuries, she said.

Paramedics were sent to the 400 block of West Vernon Avenue at about 1:15 p.m. Tuesday on a report of a "male entrapped in a vehicle ... reportedly following conclusion of (an) LAPD pursuit," according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.

Firefighters freed the man, about 30 years old, and took him to a hospital in "at least serious condition," the LAFD reported. No other injuries were reported.

The name of the suspect was not immediately available for release.

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