Four people were injured Wednesday, one critically, when the driver of an allegedly stolen pickup truck fled Los Angeles police and collided with several other vehicles in Van Nuys.
Paramedics were sent to Vanowen Street and Balboa Boulevard about 9:10 a.m., according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.
Police had tried to pull the truck over a short time earlier, but the motorist sped away, leading to a crash involving as many as five vehicles, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.
One person was critically injured, two were seriously injured and one suffered minor injuries, according to preliminary reports. Two people were trapped in separate vehicles until freed by firefighters, the LAFD reported.
A witness told reporters at the scene as many as four people were in the truck and tried to flee on foot after the crash, but were taken into custody. Police could not immediately confirm how many people were inside the vehicle. The witness said the out-of-control pickup flew about 40 feet, creating an extensive debris field.
Another witness said she thought the truck was going at least 80 mph when it crashed.
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