A 120 mph chase in L.A. was, by several reports, a whole slew of close calls — spanning San Bernardino to South Los Angeles and creating a large-scale public safety issue.
The 120 mph chase in L.A. netted the LAPD one arrest — a woman who police say was at times a passenger, and who took over evading police at dangerously high rates of speed when the original male driver fled the vehicle on foot.
The Los Angeles Times describes the 120 mph L.A.. chase’s aftermath, saying that the woman briefly led police on a chase before a collision halted her flight:
“Shortly before 1 p.m., the male driver bolted from the car and, with a cellphone held to his ear, appeared to run into an apartment complex near the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. The woman who had been the passenger jumped into the driver’s seat and drove off, leading officers on a brief chase that ended when she appeared to hit another vehicle.”
The paper reports that the 120 mph L.A. chase traversed the 71, 91, 60, 710, 105 and 110 freeways as the Lexus ES400 pursued by officers wove dangerously in and out of traffic.
At several points during the lengthy evasion of police, cops say near-misses of pedestrians were observed, with children among those visibly endangered by the careening vehicle.
According to the paper, “pedestrians including a boy on a skateboard, a couple wheeling a baby across the street and a little girl pulled out of the way at the last minute by a woman” were among those nearly struck as the Lexus sped precariously through residential areas.
It was not immediately clear what charges the woman arrested in the 120 mph L.A. chase will face.