A stolen vehicle being followed by police through the streets of Echo Park this afternoon crashed into two parked vehicles shortly before 2 p.m. in the 1600 block of Grafton Street. The suspect, who ran from the car following the crash, was taken to a hospital after he cut himself jumping over fences, police said. Officer Reyna with the LAPD said a police unit observed the car driving fast near Sunset Boulevard when they determined the vehicle had been stolen in Alhambra. They followed the vehicle as it sped through narrow and hilly streets, ignoring stop signs and nearly hitting an oncoming car right before the crash, according to Grafton Street residents. The stolen car scraped the side of one car before smashing head-first into another vehicle.
Today’s crash comes after a police pursuit in Echo Park on Friday afternoon ended when the stolen SUV collided with two cars near Echo Park Avenue and Sunset Boulevard.