A white BMW blew through a stop sign in Baldwin Hills, causing a multi-vehicle accident that sent seven people to the hospital and initiated a manhunt by the Los Angeles Police Department. The incident occurred on September 10, 2023, in the 3500 block of Potomac Avenue, near Obama Boulevard, just after 4 p.m.
According to LAPD Sgt. Jeremy McCann, officers attempted to pull over the BMW, but the driver failed to yield. As officers were canvassing the area, they came across the traffic collision. A Tesla’s dash camera captured the moment the BMW’s driver disregarded a stop sign and collided with another car, flipping it over and sending it into the front yard of a nearby home.
Medical personnel from the Los Angeles Fire Department responded to the scene and transported seven individuals to the hospital. Fortunately, none of the victims sustained life-threatening injuries.
The driver of the BMW remained at the scene and was swiftly arrested. Two other occupants of the vehicle fled on foot. One suspect was apprehended at a nearby Metro station, while the third suspect, initially considered armed and dangerous, evaded capture. Police established a perimeter in the area and eventually located the third suspect hiding in a building under construction with the assistance of K-9 units.
Aerial footage from Sky5 revealed significant damage to the four vehicles involved in the collision, including the overturned vehicle in the front yard of a residence. Firearms and potential evidence related to a robbery were discovered inside the BMW.
All three men now face multiple charges, including felony hit-and-run.