120 mph L.A. chase ends up woman passenger arrested, male driver escapes

By on Feb 27, 2013 in United States Comments

A 120 mph L.A. chase on Tuesday, February 26, 2013 ended up with a woman passenger being arrested. The male driver managed to escape from the police. The breathtaking high-speed Lexus ES400 chase reportedly went from San Bernardino to the southern part of Los Angeles.

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Unidentified woman inside a police car. She was
was arrested, after the 120 mph L.A. chase

Image Credit: Luis Sinco/Los Angeles Times

According to Los Angeles Times that day, the California Highway Patrol said that the car chase began shortly after noontime, when local authorities were chasing two robbery suspects in Chino, a city in San Bernardino County. The car, which reached a speed of 100mph, passed 71, 91, 60, 710, 105, and 110 freeways.

As noted in the report, the driver later drove into a couple of narrower streets after exiting at Florence Avenue. The car, which had a speed from 60 to 75 mph, nearly missed some pedestrians, including a couple crossing a street with their baby, a boy riding his skateboard, and a little girl that was immediately pulled out by a woman.

Minutes later, the male driver was reportedly seen stopping the vehicle and fled on foot. He had his cellphone on his ear, and disappeared after he run into a residential complex near the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. The passenger then took the driver’s seat and tried to escape, but she was caught after the car hit another vehicle.

As of this writing, the identity of the woman was not revealed and authorities did not mention what charges to be filed against her. On the other hand, the driver of the Lexus ES400 has not yet been found. Fortunately, no one was hurt during the 120 mph L.A. chase.

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