• Police officers chased teens driving recklessly in LA
  • Teens crash into another vehicle on Freeway 405
  • 3 teens and 1 young adult were sent to the hospital

Five people including three teens crashed a suspected stolen car after the police chased them. The crash occurred on the southbound San Diego Freeway 405, Los Angeles at around 10.35 p.m. local time (2.35 a.m. EST), Thursday.

The car was moving at high speed when it hit the rear-end of another car on the highway and spun out of control before crashing into a pole in Victoria Boulevard, reports suggested. Police said that after the accident, two teens got out of the car in an attempt to escape but were taken into custody.

The officers who chased the car said they started the chase from the streets in the Pacoima area before entering the freeway. They added the teens were trying to hit other cars with the vehicle.

After the crash, the emergency services arrived at the spot and four people, three teens, and one male young adult were taken to hospital, said Los Angeles Fire Department. Their conditions and extent of injuries caused were not revealed.

The authorities also said the teens were thrown off the car after the crash. The names of the people involved in the crash were not revealed. Investigations into the case were underway. The Southbound lanes of Freeway 405 at Victoria Boulevard were closed due to the accident.

In a similar incident in Florida in late January, a woman was chased by police officers for blowing past a stop sign. The officers attempted to stop the lady by the side of the road but it caused the vehicle to flip multiple times in the air. The woman and her dog were taken out of the van after it flipped and both had suffered minor injuries. The woman was then taken to the hospital before being held for multiple charges. The vehicle was reported to be stolen from the Orange County area.

Car Crash
In this photo, an overturned car sits on a snow-covered highway near Milford, Delaware, Feb. 18, 2003. Getty Images/ Josh Coleman