Car Plunges Off Cliff in Police Pursuit, Driver Flees

Two cars, two police pursuits in San Diego early Thursday

Two pursuits ended early Thursday with one suspect’s car landing over a cliff.

Just before 4 a.m., two Honda Accords were following each other in Mid-City area around Central and University.

When San Diego Police ran the plates, one of the cars turned up stolen.

Neither driver pulled over for the officers, police said. They then drove off in different directions.

One headed northbound along Interstate 15 and spun out on an off ramp at Aero Drive. That driver was taken into custody. The vehicle he was in was an unreported stolen vehicle, police said.

The second driver headed down Adams Avenue and Mission Cliff Drive, south of Interstate 8 and east of State Route 163.

Instead of stopping the driver jumped out and the car smashed through the gate and went over the edge and the driver took off down the embankment.

The driver of the second vehicle is believed to be in his 20s and may be injured, police said.

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