Pedestrians Killed in Hollywood Car Chase Not Identified
The LAPD has released a break down of events that occurred last night in Hollywood that occurred around 8:45 p.m. where two pedestrians were killed during a short police pursuit. Here, in their own words, is their version of what happened accompanied by a handy LAist map:
"A West Traffic Division Officer was in the area of Highland Avenue near Camrose Avenue when he observed a 2005 Honda Civic travelling on the wrong side of the road (southbound in the northbound lanes of Highland Avenue.) The driver, later identified as 29 year old Sergio Delgado, continued driving erratically, making unsafe lane changes, speeding, and dangerously passing other vehicles in an area congested with vehicle and pedestrian traffic.
"With great concern for public safety, the Officer initiated a traffic stop in an effort to put an immediate stop to Delgado’s reckless behavior. Delgado stopped briefly, at which time a passenger got out of the car. Delgado however, continued speeding southbound on Highland, again crossing over the dividing line into the oncoming traffic lanes, and continuing to run red lights along Highland Boulevard before turning eastbound onto Hollywood Boulevard.