[03-08-2023] San Bernardino County, CA – One Person Sent to Hospital After Police Pursuit Ended in Traffic Collision

[03-08-2023] One Person Sent to Hospital After Police Pursuit Ended in Traffic CollisionA deputy was sent to the hospital following a traffic collision that resulted from a police pursuit in San Bernardino County on Wednesday afternoon, March 08, 2023.

According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, the pursuit started around 12:29 p.m. in Loma Linda and ended in a fiery crash in the city of San Bernardino.

A stolen red Honda sedan was first observed by deputies in the area of Mountain View and Prospect avenues in Loma Linda. As they tried to pull over the car, the driver, 43-year-old Louie M. from Hesperia, fled the scene and drove north to the Interstate 50 Freeway.

The Honda was reaching speeds above 100 mph as it entered the westbound I-10. It then sideswiped another car as it transitioned to the northbound I-215 Freeway. The pursuit went on as the suspect exited 215 and continued running through the streets of San Bernardino.

The driver lost control of the car and got involved in a car crash near West Belleview and South L streets. He was eventually caught after attempting to flee from the Honda.

A marked Sheriff’s police car was also involved in a car crash at the end of the pursuit. The deputy managed to exit right as the vehicle caught fire. The City Fire department put out the flame and the deputy was sent to a nearby hospital and eventually released.

No further details were released on the possible additional injuries as the investigation continued. The suspect was charged with felony evading with disregard for safety.

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