San Francisco – 3 people have died after a police chase results in a fiery explosion. The car hit a taxicab at the intersection of Brannan and 9th streets and burst into flames.
Just before 9:30 p.m. CHP officers say they saw a white Chevy sedan doing donuts near 5th and Bryant in San Francisco. They tried to pull the driver over, but he took off and blew through several red lights. The CHP says that is when the officer stopped the pursuit because he thought it was too dangerous and turned off his lights, but the driver kept going.
Witnesses say they heard three cars racing down the street, looked and saw a white car racing a blue Viper or Corvette and a black Charger. One witness said cars were flying down the street about 80 mph and then a minute later five or six cop cars followed behind them before he saw the white car had crashed. Friends said the people killed just left the NFL Experience
CHP said they had ended the pursuit when the vehicle struck the Taxi and exploded. CHP spokesperson Officer Vu Williams explained why the chase was called off “Because it’s on city streets with traffic that’s at that area of the city, there are also pedestrians out on the roadway, and especially when that vehicle started to run red lights… in his judgment it became too dangerous to continue the pursuit. That’s why he discontinued that.”
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