BRIEFLY : DRIVER APPREHENDED AFTER FREEWAY CHASE.GLENDALE - A chase along freeways and surface streets from Glendale to North Hollywood ended when a man wanted on a drunk-driving warrant crashed and was captured by officers, Glendale police said.
An officer heading west Friday on the Ventura Freeway The Ventura Freeway is a freeway in southern California running from Ventura to Pasadena. It is the principal east-west route through Ventura County and in the southern San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles County. ran the license plate of a 1983 Toyota about 3:15 p.m. and found the driver was wanted, said Glendale police Sgt. Paul Hayashida. The driver, later identified as Thomas Rainey, 33, of Los Angeles Los Angeles (lôs ăn`jələs, lŏs, ăn`jəlēz'), city (1990 pop. 3,485,398), seat of Los Angeles co., S Calif.; inc. 1850. , drove away when the officer tried to pull him over, Hayashida said.
Glendale patrol cars and the Burbank police helicopter chased Rainey at speeds up to 90 mph until he exited at Cahuenga Boulevard, Hayashida said.
After zig-zagging down surface streets, Rainey lost control and spun out in the 11000 block of Morrison Street, then ran from the car, Hayashida said. Officers soon arrested him, he said.
Rainey was arrested on suspicion of felony evading an officer, Hayashida said.
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Motorcyclist injured in collision with car
LA CANADA FLINTRIDGE - A 60-year-old motorcyclist was critically injured Saturday night when he collided with a car on a freeway in La Canada Flintridge, authorities said.
The crash happened about 7 p.m. on the eastbound east·bound
Going toward the east.
going towards the east
Adj. 1. Foothill Freeway just west of the Angeles Crest Highway The Angeles Crest Highway is a two-lane (one lane of travel in each direction) segment of California State Route 2 in the United States. The road is 66 miles in length, with its western terminus at the intersection at Foothill Boulevard in La Cañada Flintridge and its eastern exit, said California Highway Patrol highway patrol
A state law enforcement organization whose police officers patrol the public highways. spokesman Todd Powers.
The man was airlifted to Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena, where he was undergoing surgery for a fractured pelvis pelvis, bony, basin-shaped structure that supports the organs of the lower abdomen. It receives the weight of the upper body and distributes it to the legs; it also forms the base for numerous muscle attachments. and fractured ribs, a hospital spokesperson said.
The car's driver, a 44-year-old woman, was not injured, Powers said.
The eastbound lanes of the Foothill Freeway were briefly closed while the crash was investigated, Powers said.
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