Police Tuesday announced a 22-year-old man who allegedly struck a woman in downtown Los Angeles was taken into custody after leading officers on a pursuit in a stolen vehicle.
Carlos Sanchez-Reyez was identified as the driver behind the wheel of a stolen 2020 Chevrolet Spark that allegedly struck the woman, who was riding a scooter against traffic in the one-way eastbound lanes of West Fourth Street, just past South Main Street, on Oct. 27, according to a Los Angeles Police Department statement.
The woman was launched into the air and landed head-first on the sidewalk. Sanchez-Reyez allegedly got out of the vehicle after the collision and fled the scene.
Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded to the scene and took the woman to a hospital with serious injuries. She was listed in stable condition and is expected to survive, police said.
About 4:50 p.m. Sunday, Sanchez-Reyez allegedly stole a 2014 Ford Explorer from the 3300 block of Bagley Avenue, at National Boulevard in the Palms area, and was pursued by police, who took him into custody after he drove to a dead-end in the 2400 block of Dallas Street, near Dodger Stadium.
Sanchez-Reyez was booked into the LAPD Metropolitan Detention Center and was being held without bail.