North Hollywood High-Speed Pursuit Ends in Violent Crash in Valley Village


A carjacking that started earlier today in Sylmar, ended in a violent 3-car crash in North Hollywood.

North Hollywood, CA: ​The pursuit started after a Foothill Division gang unit officer spotted the suspect in a Toyota Prius. The suspect already had a warrant for an earlier carjacking and was reportedly armed and dangerous.

The high speed chase began in Sylmar and into the North Hollywood area where the pursuit came to an end in a violent crash at the intersection of Riverside Drive and Colfax Avenue at 9:23 p.m. in Valley Village.

The Prius collided with one vehicle that also involved another vehicle.

The occupants of one of the vehicles appeared to be a family, where a woman was seen helping a small child, under the age of five, out of the vehicle.

Carjacking suspect is a male Hispanic, in his thirties.

At the end of the pursuit, he was handcuffed and taken into custody.