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Baby Ejected From Car in Arcadia Crash Following Police Pursuit in Pasadena

Published on Sunday, May 30, 2021 | 11:10 am
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A woman and two small children were hurt in a solo-car crash in Arcadia that followed a police pursuit in Pasadena on Friday night, authorities said.

The driver, described as a 28-year-old woman, and two children, ages 1 and 2, suffered injuries described as “minor to moderate” in the crash, which took place about 10 p.m. at Huntington Drive and Sunset Boulevard, according to Arcadia Police Department Lt. Jason Davis. The 1-year-old child was thrown from the vehicle during the crash.

Officers determined the woman had been driving east on Huntington Drive “when she lost control, hit a curb, a fire hydrant, then a small wall, which caused the vehicle to overturn,” Davis said in a written statement.

The woman and children were all taken to a hospital for treatment and observation, police said.

“During the collision investigation, it was learned the Pasadena Police Department had previously been involved in a pursuit with this same vehicle,” Davis said. The chase had been called off prior to the crash in Arcadia.

An investigation into the crash was ongoing.

Police had tried to stop the same car for a traffic violation in Pasadena 20 to 30 minutes prior to the crash in Arcadia, Pasadena Police Department Lt. Sean Dawkins said.

The brief pursuit was quickly canceled out of concern for public safety as the driver blew through red lights while fleeing, he said.

Further details regarding the earlier pursuit in Pasadena were not available Sunday morning.

Anyone with information was urged to contact the Arcadia Police Department at (626) 574-5151. Tips may also be submitted anonymously to L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

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