Two Injured in Motorcycle Pursuit

Photo by Mary OKEEFE
Photo by Mary OKEEFE


A motorcycle pursuit that began on the Foothill (210) Freeway ended at Glorietta Avenue and Verdugo Road with two people being transported to the hospital.

“We received numerous calls of 100 to 150 motorcycles holding up traffic on the 210 [freeway] at Wheatland Avenue,” said California Highway Patrol Officer Tatiana Sauquiolo.

The call came into CHP at 12:42 p.m. on Sunday. The motorcycles were traveling eastbound on the 210 freeway.

CHP officers responded and attempted to conduct a traffic

stop when one of the motorcycle drivers, later identified as Adrian Perez, 21, of Arleta, did not comply. Officers began a pursuit of the motorcycle.

The pursuit continued to the Glendale (2) Freeway southbound.

“The motorcyclist exited onto Verdugo [Road] and was [traveling] at about 100 miles per hour, ” Sauquiolo said.

The motorcycle collided head-on with another vehicle. The motorcyclist was transported to Huntington Hospital; the driver of the other vehicle was transported to Verdugo Hills Hospital.

Glendale Police Dept. is investigating the incident.

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