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Car Fleeing Cops in SCV Crashes Into Gas Station, Takes Awning Down

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A semi-spectacular "chase" took place in the Santa Clarita Valley overnight, when a car with two occupants attempted to flee from a Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputy and crashed into a gas station. The crash happened so quickly after the driver spotted the authorities that the deputy didn't even get the chance to start a pursuit, according to L.A. Now.

As a result of the crash there was "a small fuel leak and fire," according to the L.A. County Fire Department. As a bonus, the awning over the pumps at the Chevron station near Newhall Avenue and Sierra Highway came tumbling down, landing on an unoccupied vehicle.

The man and woman inside the car that had fled were extricated using the jaws of life and taken to the hospital for treatment. "Blood was drawn at the hospital to determine if alcohol or controlled substances were involved; if they are found, the driver could face charges of felony driving under the influence," notes KHTS.