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Carjacking Suspect Causes Multiple Crashes In OC Police Chase

ANAHEIM (CBSLA) — A carjacking suspect was in custody Thursday following a police pursuit of a stolen car that started in Fullerton and ended in a string of crashes that left four people - including two children - hospitalized, authorities said.

The 2015 Honda was reported stolen just before noon and was spotted by a Fullerton police officer shortly after taht, according to Fullerton police Sgt. Jon Radus.

When the officer attempted to make a traffic stop near Euclid Street and Orangethorpe Avenue, the unidentified suspect sped off, resulting in a four-minute chase that ended with a collision at Euclid and Broadway in Anaheim, police said.

A woman and two minors whose car was hit by the suspect vehicle were transported with minor injuries.

There were three additional crashes during the chase, according to police.

The suspect was treated for injuries and later booked on suspicion of carjacking, possession of a stolen vehicle, hit and run and evading police, Radus said.

(© Copyright 2018 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. City News Service contributed to this report.)

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