A young driving an SUV at high speed crashed into a metal fence on the 110 South freeway in Highland Park and knocked down a light pole Thursday—just a half-hour or so before Los Angeles Police Department officers pursued a crime suspect along the same route.
The accident occurred at around 2:30 p.m. near the Via Marisol exit, and LAPD officers who were still in the area rendered aid to the victim, Sgt. Sanford Rosenberg, a watch commander at the LAPD Northeast Division station told Highland Park-Mount Washington Patch.
“The officers happened to helping the [LAPD] Pacific and other divisions with the pursuit and they lent aid until the fire department got there,” Rosenberg said.
The crashed vehicle could be seen entangled in the metal fence off the freeway. Several LAPD patrol cars, fire trucks and at least one California Highway Patrol car were on the scene of the accident, which caused southbound traffic along the 110 to back up.
No other details about the accident were immediately available.