Driver fleeing from police crashes near Long Beach City Hall

Police pursued a driver in a reportedly stolen vehicle from the Vincent Thomas Bridge to Long Beach where the driver crashed near Ocean Boulevard and Chestnut Avenue, authorities said.

The pursuit began on the bridge at around 10:36 a.m. before the drive crashed near Long Beach City Hall less than 10 minutes later, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

A driver crashed near Ocean Boulevard and Chestnut Avenue in Downtown Long Beach during a police pursuit on Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022. Photo by Thomas R. Cordova.

After the crash, the driver got out of the car and led officers on a foot pursuit, although it’s not clear at this time if an arrest has been made as events are still unfolding, police said.

This is a breaking news story. It will be updated.

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Fernando Haro is the Long Beach Post's breaking news and public safety reporter.