A police pursuit of a reportedly stolen car ended with the two suspects shearing off a fire hydrant, crashing into an Oakland building and being hospitalized with serious injuries Wednesday morning.
Oakland police officers began following the car around 7:20 a.m. when it was seen on International Blvd.
Officers began pursuing the vehicle after they attempted to pull it over at 69th and San Leandro, and the suspects sped off.
While traveling at speeds of at least 65 mph, the driver lost control at about High St., over-corrected, and ended up shearing off a fire hydrant before crashing into a building near the intersection of 40th Ave. and San Leandro St.
The driver reportedly sustained serious injuries and was taken to Highland Hospital to be treated. The passenger was left with minor injuries and was seen being placed in a patrol car
Several streets surrounding the scene of the crash were closed off while officers investigated the scene that morning.
Officers also found electronic devices in the vehicle after the collision and were investigating if they were stolen that morning.
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