One Dead from Fiery Crash after SFPD Pursuit ends in Emeryville

Published On June 10, 2018 | By Rob Arias | Crime & Public Safety, News & Commentary

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.

About The Author

is a third generation Californian and East Bay native who moved to Emeryville in 2003. A new parent in the community, he can often be seen walking his French Bulldog rescue "Fiona" around his Park Avenue District neighborhood, traversing the greenway on his bike or enjoying his favorite Emeryville small businesses. Rob's "day job" is as a creative professional.

3 Responses to One Dead from Fiery Crash after SFPD Pursuit ends in Emeryville

  1. ME says:

    Get your facts straight. It wasn’t a pursuit!!!!!!!!

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