Sparks Fly During Police Chase in the San Dimas Area – NBC Los Angeles

Police were in pursuit of a stolen truck near the Pomona area on Sunday night.

NewsChopper 4 Bravo flew over the chase at about 11:50 p.m. as it headed north on Highway 57 near Highway 210.

At approximately 11:48 p.m., the truck lost a tire when it began traveling at speeds of 25 mph with sparks coming from the vehicle, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The chase entered Highway 210 heading east toward the city of Upland around midnight as sparks continued to shoot from at least one of the vehicle’s rims.

At approximately 12:15 a.m. Monday, one of the vehicle’s rims exploded in a fireball as the driver continued to refuse to stop.

At approximately 12:17 a.m., the driver exited the truck as it began to be consumed by the flames, and dashed across the freeway before surrendering to authorities in a field on the side of the 210 freeway westbound.

No injuries were reported in this pursuit.

All traffic lanes on the eastbound 210 Freeway near the Carnelian Street exit in Rancho Cucamonga were blocked during the incident.

It was not immediately known what sparked the chase. The investigation is ongoing.

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