Injuries Reported After Downtown Los Angeles Collision on 10 Freeway near Arlington Avenue

Downtown Los Angeles Collision
Brief Police Chase Ends in Crash on 10 Freeway

Los Angeles, California (May 10, 2023) – At least one person was hospitalized after a suspect being pursued by police caused a multi-vehicle collision on the Santa Monica (10) Freeway in the Jefferson Park area of downtown Los Angeles, authorities said.

The pileup took place at around 2:36 p.m. in the westbound lanes at Arlington Avenue, shortly after the chase began at 2:32 p.m.

Authorities said a police task force was searching for suspected jewelry store robbers in downtown LA when they were informed about a report of a stolen car near 8th and Olive streets.

An officer attempted to pull the vehicle, but the driver took off, prompting a brief police chase.

The suspect drove westbound on the 10 Freeway, and as the car approached the Arlington Avenue underpass, the driver made a sharp right turn as if they were trying to exit. The car collided with at least three other cars.

The suspect driver was arrested on suspicion of stealing a vehicle. Paramedics treated the driver at the scene for unknown injuries. A gun was also found in the vehicle.

At least one other person was hospitalized in stable condition.

Police shut down all westbound lanes of the freeway during an investigation.

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