Police chase ends in violent multi-car crash

LOS ANGELES, CA – A high-speed chase in West Los Angeles culminated in a dramatic multi-car collision on the 405 Freeway on Friday morning. The incident began when a woman, who later became the suspect, reportedly rammed into a patrol car at 4th Street and Rose Avenue in Venice around 4:22 a.m. Ignoring the officers’ commands to stop, the woman initiated a pursuit just before 4:50 a.m.

The two officers involved in the initial incident were transported to a local hospital, where they remain in stable condition. The woman led law enforcement on a chase along the northbound lanes of the 405 Freeway, driving erratically in an attempt to evade capture.

During the pursuit, officers attempted multiple Precision Immobilization Technique (PIT) maneuvers to halt the suspect’s vehicle, all of which proved unsuccessful. The situation escalated when the suspect made a U-turn, driving against traffic. This reckless maneuver resulted in a high-speed crash involving multiple vehicles near the Wilshire Boulevard exit.

Following the crash, the suspect exited her vehicle and climbed atop a van before being apprehended by officers. She appeared to have sustained head injuries during the collision.

One of the crash victims, identified as Rudolph, was trapped in his silver sedan until officers were able to extract him. He expressed his gratitude for his survival, stating that he felt “blessed.” Another victim, who was driving a black Volkswagen Golf GTI, described his harrowing experience as the suspect’s vehicle pinned against his.

The northbound lanes of the freeway remained impacted hours after the incident. The area was corded off as a crime scene, causing significant traffic delays. As of now, the total number of vehicles involved in the crash is unknown. It appears that the crash victims were treated at the scene and did not require further hospitalization. More details are expected to emerge as the investigation proceeds.