One Dead from Fiery Crash after SFPD Pursuit ends in Emeryville

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At least one person died Sunday afternoon after a police pursuit that started in San Francisco ended in a fiery crash at the intersection of West MacArthur Boulevard at Peralta Street.

A harrowing video captured by a witness shows police and bystanders frantically dragging a victim of the crash to safety as the vehicle is engulfed in flames.

The pursuit began in SF’s tenderloin neighborhood when the two suspects reportedly assaulted and kidnapped a victim by forcing her into the trunk of their car. The victim was able to escape by activating an emergency release lever.

The pursuit continued across the Bay Bridge and ended when the vehicle collided with another vehicle, spun, and crashed into a light pole at the intersection at about 3:18 p.m.

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The passenger of the vehicle died in the accident while the driver of the vehicle was said to be in critical condition. The kidnapping victim is said to be in “fair” condition according to the SFPD Captain Carl Fabbri in the press conference video below.

The intersection was blocked off for hours as at least a dozen officers from the SFPD, CHP, EPD and The Alameda County Fire Department attempted to piece together what happened.

Watch the video segment and read more on ABC7news.com.‏

Feature Image still frame pulled from witness Barbara Llarena’s video via Twitter.

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Rob Arias

is a third generation Californian and East Bay native who lived in Emeryville from 2003 to 2021. Rob founded The E'ville Eye in 2011 after being robbed at gunpoint and lamenting the lack of local news coverage. Rob's "day job" is as a creative professional.


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