A man who jumped out of a stolen California Highway Patrol (CHP) cruiser during a high-speed pursuit in northern Los Angeles County has been declared deceased.
According to CBS Los Angeles, the event started on Tuesday after police got a complaint about a careless driver close to Santa Clarita, California. The driver eventually crashed his Toyota Corolla a brief moment later, but not before he managed to take the attending officer’s CHP cruiser. The driver then resumed the intensified pursuit as he made his way towards Lancaster. The vehicle, which was noted to be traveling at rates of over 100 mph, was attempted to be disabled by the deployment of numerous spike belts. Officers were also worried about the firearms that were kept in the vehicle, despite the fact that they were locked and out of reach.
Yooo suspect who is in a pursuit after he stole a CHP patrol car just jumped out of the car at 45mph 🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯 pic.twitter.com/HM5yP0Jguz
— Shannonnn sharpes Burner (PARODY Account) (@shannonsharpeee) March 28, 2023
Eventually, the driver brought the matter to an unexpected end after he opened up the door and jumped out of the car mid-chase. As a result, CHP officer Alec Pereyda noted that the suspect “suffered major injuries.”
“While still in pursuit and at high speeds, for unknown reasons, the driver of the patrol vehicle jumped from the vehicle and suffered major injuries.”
Officers pulled the suspect off the road and started giving him first aid after he leapt out of the vehicle. The stolen car crashed into a telephone tower, then veered off into an open area, where it came to a stop. Authorities observed that despite their best efforts, the driver passed away from his injuries at a nearby hospital. He hasn’t been named in the media yet. There are no further updates to the situation at this time. – Steve Sijenyi