Attempted Murder Suspect Hit By Car While Running From Cops On Freeway
Things took a crazy turn during a police chase when the attempted murder suspect they were after drove his car on the wrong side of the 210 freeway, fled on foot and got struck by a car.
South Gate police detectives, along with Azusa police officers, were searching for the suspect around 12:30 a.m. on Thursday in connection to an incident that occurred on August 9 in South Gate, CBS Los Angeles reports. Authorities told ABC 7 the chase most likely started outside of the suspect's home in Azusa around 1 a.m. when he got into his red SUV to get away from them.
They first chased him on surface streets, but when he got on the 210 Freeway, that's when things escalated. He began driving on the wrong side of the freeway, and when he got to the 57 Freeway in the Glendora area, he ditched his car and fled on foot. He jumped over the freeway median and then was hit by a white Toyota.
The suspect was transported to a hospital where he was listed in critical condition.
Update 4:10 p.m.: The suspect, who has not been identified, is accused of kidnapping and stabbing a woman he was previously in a relationship with multiple times on August 9, South Gate police said in a statement. He then dropped her off at a hospital in Baldwin Park, where she was treated.