The California Highway Patrol is pursuing a driver in a BMW on the eastbound 210 Freeway early Tuesday morning, just after 7:30 a.m.
The driver is wanted for a possible residential burglary in Walnut, according to the LASD Walnut/Diamond Bar station. Los Angeles CHP officers soon took over the chase, which began just after 7:15 a.m.
The chase traveled eastbound through the Irwindale area on the 210 Freeway.
The driver of the black sedan at times drove on the shoulders of the freeway, speeding dangerously close to other cars.
By 7:47 a.m., the driver had taken the exit ramp and was traveling through El Monte on the westbound 10 Freeway at around 60 miles per hour.
Tinted windows made it difficult to determine who was inside the car, and whether it was one person or multiple people.
The driver at times traveled up to 100 miles per hour on freeways, forcing the CHP to cancel the pursuit and move into monitoring the vehicle’s path.
The BMW then made its way onto the southbound 5 freeway.
While trying to maneuver around a car in the leftmost lane by merging onto the shoulder, the driver struck the trunk of another sedan at a high speed, turning that second car completely around on the freeway. The driver of the BMW then sped off from the Commerce area toward the South Gate area, continuing southbound on the 5 Freeway by squeezing past the car and the sidewalk of the freeway
Shortly after, the driver tossed something unidentifiable out of the windows, possibly some papers.
A couple of CHP motorcycles continued chasing the BMW driver through to the Paramount area, as that driver sped faster than the flow of traffic and continued weaving in and out of cars.
As the driver traveled through the Santa Fe Springs area, the rear bumper of the BMW began to detach from the rest of the vehicle, with visible damage after the collision with the other car.
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Source: NBC Los Angeles