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Police Chase With Stolen Car Ends With Crash Into San Francisco Hydrant

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A police chase ended in a crash in San Francisco Thursday morning.  (KCBS)

A police chase ended in a crash in San Francisco Thursday morning. (KCBS)

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — A stolen vehicle that was pursued by the California Highway Patrol from Modesto ended in a crash in San Francisco’s Cow Hollow neighborhood Thursday morning, according to San Francisco police.

The California Highway Patrol pursued a vehicle wanted from an earlier carjacking in Modesto into San Francisco, police said.

“Our Officers observed a vehicle that was doing something suspicious and saw the patrol vehicle and began to flee. The officers were in distance enough to run the license plate. It returned to a vehicle that was carjacked in Modesto,” CHP Officer Mike Ferguson said.

Officers lost sight of the vehicle in the vicinity of Van Ness Avenue and Clay Street.

About 3:10 a.m., officers found the vehicle crashed into a fire hydrant near Van Ness Avenue and Union Street, police said.

Moments earlier, the fleeing vehicle side-swiped a 9-Muni bus and a fire hydrant, Ferguson said.

The vehicle was badly damaged with its airbags deployed and the two or three male suspects fled from the scene.

A perimeter was set up and police searched for the suspects, however no suspects were detained.

No injuries were reported, police said.

(Copyright 2013 by CBS San Francisco and Bay City News Service. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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