At least three people were hospitalized Thursday morning when a reckless driver collided with another vehicle while trying to evade authorities during a pursuit in the South Bay.
The Chula Vista Police Department said officers were notified of a reckless driver just before 10 a.m. and located the suspect vehicle about 15 minutes later. When spotted near the intersection of J Street and Third Avenue, the driver in question refused to yield to law enforcement when instructed to do so, prompting a brief chase.
As officers pursued the vehicle, the driver turned onto H Street and collided with another driver.
A man and a woman in the other vehicle suffered minor injuries in the crash and were taken to a nearby hospital with minor injuries. The chase suspect was also hospitalized to be evaluated for any injuries and will be taken into custody afterward.
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CVPD did not say what charges the driver could potentially face. The department also did not identify the driver.
Aerial footage from SkyRanger 7 captured a hatchback and an SUV with heavy damage to their fronts, stalled against a concrete wall on the corner sidewalk near an intersection. At least seven police cruisers responded to the scene and two tow trucks were also on-site, ready to remove the vehicles.
The investigation is ongoing.