Brief police chase ends with crash in Echo Park

A stolen SUV crashed into two vehicles this afternoon in Echo Park following a brief police pursuit.   One person, the driver of the stolen Chevy Blazer, was injured in the accident that took place shortly before 3 p.m., forcing the westbound closure of Sunset Boulevard near Echo Park Avenue, police said.  Officers recognized the Chevy Blazer, which was reported stolen from West Los Angeles, near Montana Street before starting the chase that ended about two blocks away at the corner of Sunset and Echo Park Avenue in front of the Bank of America, said Sgt. Gillani with the Northeast Division.  The SUV hit one vehicle before smashing into the rear of a white Nissan Sentra in front of the bank. No one else was injured in the incident, Gillani said.

The vehicles were about to be towed away at about 4 p.m. but westbound traffic on Sunset, which was closed at Logan Street, was backed up. Southbound Echo Park Avenue was closed at Sunset.

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  1. I love the Eastsider….was just stuck in traffic coming home to echo park on sunset…I thought… hmmm I wonder what this is all about? Dodger game? All I have to do is click on the Eastsider to find out.
    You are so quick with the news it makes me proud.

  2. Yeah but was going on from about 11 am on? It was all back up from Marion going west and from about Mohawk going east.

  3. Yes, around 11-12 today, cop stopped all traffic on both sides of sunset @ echo park and some of the surrounding streets. Then no less than 25 cop cars, motorcycle cops, and some emergency vehicles haul ass down the wrong side of sunset, in the direction of dodger stadium, a police chopper swoops in, the whole 9 yard. after 10 mins they let us go and it was as if they all disappeared. Think they went back toward elysian park, don’t know for sure. Are me and Angeleno the only ones who saw?!

  4. I also saw that too tique I was on the phone talking to my friend on sunset an levita! I saw choopers over me and traffic down the residential street levita witch I thought something wired is going on! First think I though was a police chase!

  5. some off duty motorcycle cop crashed nearby on the freeway, you need twenty cop cars to escort the ambulance … i suppose

  6. @ epper. Yes, Northeast and Rampart Divisions responded with multiple units. Here’s a link: http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_18814706

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