Pursuit of stolen car ends with crash into sand barrels

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The police pursuit Sunday night of a stolen vehicle from Los Angeles into the Santa Clarita Valley ended on Highway 14 when the car crashed into protective sand-filled yellow barrels near Sand Canyon.

California Highway Patrol officers began monitoring the pursuit of a stolen car by officers of the Los Angeles Police Department shortly after 8:20 p.m., Sunday traveling north on Interstate 405, CHP Officer Josh Greengard told The Signal Monday morning.

As LAPD officers followed the car northbound on I-405, they asked CHP officers to over the pursuit, just south of Highway 118.

“Personnel from CHP, Newhall Area, attempted to get into position to take over the pursuit,” Greengard said.

“Before the Newhall Area units could get into position to take over the pursuit, the stolen vehicle drove on the right shoulder of northbound SR-14 north of Sand Canyon Road and collided with a crash attenuator, the yellow sand-filled barrels,” he said.

After the collision, the stolen vehicle rolled into the front of a marked LAPD patrol vehicle, he said.

The driver, and sole occupant, was taken to Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital by American Medical Response as a  precautionary measure, Greengard said. There were no injuries reported by LAPD personnel.

The pair were arrested by LAPD officers who continue to investigate allegations the car was stolen.

CHP officers with the Newhall Station are investigating the crash.

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