Three people were hospitalized after their Jeep Cherokee flipped over during a collision with a Chevy Malibu being chased by California Highway Patrol vehicles on Stockton Boulevard near 65th Street in Sacramento, a CHP spokesman said.
The Malibu driver, D'Anthony Chaney, 21, of Sacramento, also was hospitalized for injuries he suffered in the crash and while trying to flee on foot, CHP Officer Michael Bradley said.
The pursuit began around 7 p.m. Sunday, after the Malibu exited a Burger King parking lot into the path of a CHP vehicle on Stockton Boulevard that was forced swerve, Bradley said.
The CHP officer made a U-turn and pursued the Malibu north on Stockton Boulevard. The Malibu accelerated to 45 mph and ran red lights at Florin Road and Lindale Drive before hitting a Jeep Cherokee exiting the parking lot of the Walmart Supercenter store onto Stockton Boulevard, the CHP said.
The Cherokee driver, a 19-year-old woman, was ejected in the crash, Bradley said. A 20-year-old woman in the front seat and a 16-year-old girl in the back seat also were injured, Bradley said.
The two women in the front seat, who were not wearing seat belts, were taken to Kaiser South Medical Center and were expected to survive, Bradley said. The back-seat passenger, who did wear a seat belt and suffered minor injuries, was taken to UC Davis Medical Center, he said. The victims' identities were not available.
Chaney tried to flee the scene on foot but was tazed and captured by CHP officers, Bradley said. He was taken to a local hospital and is expected to be charged following an investigation, the officer said.