Driver flees, passenger hurt escaping vehicle in pursuit

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) – The search was on in the Koreatown area today for the driver of a possibly stolen car who crashed and fled on foot after a short pursuit while his passenger suffered a severed leg trying to jump out of the car, authorities said.

It started and ended at 2:10 a.m. around Seventh and Berendo streets, according to Officer D. Orris of the Los Angeles Police Department’s Operations Center.

Officers attempted to pull over a possible stolen car and the driver took off, crashing and bailing within a minute, Orris said.

The injured passenger was left behind and paramedics took him to a hospital for treatment, Orris said.

A perimeter search was underway in the area for the driver, he said.

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