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National City pursuit ends in violent crash

Posted at 5:21 PM, Feb 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-26 20:21:08-05

NATIONAL CITY, Calif. (KGTV) — A police pursuit ended in a violent crash Wednesday, after a suspect hit two cars and injured a woman.

National City Police said a car was stolen in Chula Vista overnight after the owner left it running. That car was found hours later by a National City school resource officer who detected it nearby on his lowjack system.

The resource officer reported the stolen vehicle to police, leading to a brief pursuit with the suspect.

The suspect made a sharp turn at Highland Ave. and 6th St., crashing into one car and sending that car into a second vehicle.

A woman in the first vehicle that was hit was injured. She was taken to Sharp Chula Vista with unknown injuries.

The crash ended right in front of a sign spinner working at the corner.

"All of a sudden I see they're chasing the car down this corner. He came this way, impacted that truck over there," the witness told 10News. "I was in shock the whole time. My jaw was dropped. I was scared, like, 'oh man I could've died."

Police said the suspect was apprehended at the scene. Police added they found possible narcotics in the vehicle and believe the suspect may have threw something out of the vehicle during the chase.