Sac PD: 2 juveniles arrested, 2 taken to hospital after crashing into tree while in a stolen vehicle

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By Yosi Yahoudai
Founder and Managing Partner

At least two people were injured in a crash in Sacramento on Sunday night that happened after a vehicle pursuit, police said. The Sacramento Police Department said officers responded to reports of a stolen vehicle on Northgate Boulevard and San Juan Road around 5:07 p.m. According to police, as officers got behind the vehicle it accelerated away and a chase began. The officers eventually placed the pursuit in surveillance mode and stopped chasing the stolen vehicle, police said. Several minutes later a helicopter was flying above the vehicle as it veered off the eastbound Interstate 80 on-ramp at El Camino and hit a tree. According to police, the driver and front seat passenger exited the vehicle and tried to run from the scene but were detained. The two passengers in the back seat were both taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Police said all four people in the vehicle were juveniles. The driver, a juvenile male, is in custody for three felony charges related to the pursuit and the stolen vehicle. The passenger who tried to run is also in custody for a felony warrant and was illegally possessing a firearm. This is a developing story. Stay with KCRA 3 for the latest.

At least two people were injured in a crash in Sacramento on Sunday night that happened after a vehicle pursuit, police said.

The Sacramento Police Department said officers responded to reports of a stolen vehicle on Northgate Boulevard and San Juan Road around 5:07 p.m.

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According to police, as officers got behind the vehicle it accelerated away and a chase began.

The officers eventually placed the pursuit in surveillance mode and stopped chasing the stolen vehicle, police said.

Several minutes later a helicopter was flying above the vehicle as it veered off the eastbound Interstate 80 on-ramp at El Camino and hit a tree.

According to police, the driver and front seat passenger exited the vehicle and tried to run from the scene but were detained. The two passengers in the back seat were both taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Police said all four people in the vehicle were juveniles.

The driver, a juvenile male, is in custody for three felony charges related to the pursuit and the stolen vehicle. The passenger who tried to run is also in custody for a felony warrant and was illegally possessing a firearm.

This is a developing story. Stay with KCRA 3 for the latest.

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About the Author
Yosi Yahoudai is a founder and the managing partner of J&Y. His practice is comprised primarily of cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents, but he also represents people in premises liability lawsuits, including suits alleging dangerous conditions of public property, third-party criminal conduct, and intentional torts. He also has expertise in cases involving product defects, dog bites, elder abuse, and sexual assault. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Yosi by clicking here.

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