Woman hurt, driver flees after chase in San Diego's Linda Vista area

Posted at 9:02 AM, Oct 05, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-05 12:02:37-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - A pursuit in the Linda Vista area ended in a crash that injured a 73-year-old woman and prompted a search for the driver who led the chase.

Shortly after 10 p.m. Thursday, San Diego police officers attempted to pull over an Infiniti G37 sedan for an unspecified traffic violation when the driver suddenly sped away.

Officers pursued the Infiniti on southbound Ulric Street when it ran a red light and struck an Acura RDX SUV that was turning onto westbound Tait Street from Ulric Street, police said.

Both damaged vehicles came to rest in front of Holy Family Catholic Church, and police said the Infiniti’s driver fled his car, jumped over a fence and escaped onto church property.

Despite help from a helicopter and a police dog, officers were unable to find the driver.

Officers searched the Infiniti and found several bullets, leading them to believe the driver could be armed. The driver’s name and description were not immediately released.

The SUV’s driver was taken to the hospital injuries to her arms, legs and head, but she is expected to survive.