Police pursuit of reportedly stolen vehicle in South LA ends in crash in Hawthorne

A motorist in a stolen car led police Thursday on a chase from south Los Angeles to Hawthorne, where the man was taken into custody after rear-ending another car, authorities said.

Los Angeles police officers began chasing the car about 6:45 a.m. at Century Boulevard and Figueroa Street, said Los Angeles police Officer Greg Kraft.

The motorist sped onto the nearby southbound 110 Freeway, got off of the freeway onto westbound El Segundo Boulevard and crashed into another car shortly after 7 a.m. at Crenshaw Boulevard, where police boxed the suspect's car in for a few minutes.

The suspect then sped off again and drove onto the westbound 105 Freeway before exiting onto southbound Prairie Avenue. The car then rear-ended another car at El Segundo Boulevard, where the suspect was taken into custody about 7:20 a.m.

Paramedics treated the man for unspecified injuries. His name was not immediately released.

CNS contributed to this report.