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N. Hollywood Woman Is Arrested After Injury During Police Chase

TIMES STAFF WRITER

A woman was in jail Saturday after she led authorities on a 30-minute chase, crashed her car, and then was rescued from her burning vehicle by police.

Carliss McWhorter, 32, of North Hollywood, was treated for minor injuries at Tarzana Medical Center, released, and then booked at Van Nuys Jail for evading arrest. She was held in lieu of $35,000 bail.

The chase began at 5:15 a.m. at the North Hollywood intersection of Radford Street and Victory Boulevard when police tried to stop McWhorter for a traffic violation.

McWhorter allegedly raced her 1992 Hyundai on Victory and Vanowen boulevards toward Tarzana. She lost police once but was spotted again and chased along the southbound Ventura Freeway.

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She then exited the freeway at Tampa Avenue and sped down that street until she crashed at Wells Drive, police said.

“She stopped under a tree where her car caught fire and police had to rescue her,” said Los Angeles Police Sgt. John Stilo, adding that McWhorter was knocked unconscious in the accident.


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