HIGHLAND PARK — It’s been an unsettled night in the Garvanza area, where a three-vehicle collision left three persons in critical condition and police have sealed off a section of the neighborhood as they search for a suspect. It’s not clear, however, if the two incidents are related.
The L.A. Fire Department said the three-car crash took place in the 500 block of Avenue 63, according to an alert issued at 7:38 p.m. No further information was available.
About an hour later persons on Twitter said that the LAPD has sealed off the area and were searching for suspects in involved in a pursuit. Another Twitter user said police in a helicopter issued orders to surrender.
An officer at the Northeast Division station confirmed that a search was underway for a suspect but could not provide any other details.
Updated on Saturday, March 12: The suspect got away but police know who he is and will be preparing for an arrest, said Sgt. Roberto Alaniz at the Northeast Division. The suspect, who was being pursued police for allegedly stealing a vehicle, was involved in the three-car crash, Alaniz said.
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