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High-Speed Chase Ends with Fiery Crash in North Hollywood

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In North Hollywood on Wednesday, a high-speed chase concluded with a dramatic crash as the fleeing vehicle ignited following a collision. The incident occurred when Los Angeles Police Department officers attempted to apprehend a reckless driver behind the wheel of a gray BMW. The tumultuous pursuit began near Sheldon Street and Roscoe Boulevard around 12:45 p.m. after the individual ran a red light in full view of law enforcement.

Law enforcement’s effort to stop the vehicle proved futile as the driver defied orders to pull over. This was not the suspect’s first police encounter; officers recognized the individual from a previous pursuit the week prior, which had been abandoned due to specific circumstances at that time.

Tragedy struck during the chase when the BMW collided with another motorist in the 12000 block of W. Emelita Street, close to Laurel Canyon Boulevard. The impact caused the suspect’s car to ignite, enveloping it in fire. Prompt response from the Los Angeles Fire Department ensured the blaze was quickly subdued.

As a result of the collision, both the suspect and the driver of the other vehicle involved were transported to the hospital; their conditions have not been disclosed. The ordeal marks the fourth pursuit for the suspect involving the Los Angeles police.

Source: CBS Los Angeles