Motorcyclist seriously injured in Glendale after high-speed pursuit

A motorcyclist was seriously injured Sunday after he reportedly led police on a high-speed pursuit that ended when he lost control of the bike and crashed into a BMW, officials said.

Adrian Sandoval Perez, 21, of Arleta suffered broken bones and internal injuries as a result of the crash that occurred about 1:04 p.m. in the 2700 block of Verdugo Road, according to authorities.

[Note: This story has been corrected, please see note below.]

California Highway Patrol officers spotted Perez riding with a group of motorcyclists on the Glendale (2) Freeway and tried to stop him for reportedly not having license plates on his bike, according to Glendale Police Sgt. Tom Lorenz.

Perez reportedly didn’t stop for the officers and instead engaged them in a high-speed pursuit on the freeway before exiting on Mountain Street, Lorenz said.

Once they were on city streets, CHP officers ended their pursuit because Perez was driving reckless, Lorenz added.

Perez reportedly continued driving at high speeds until he lost control of motorcycle and crashed into the BMW.

Firefighters discovered Perez lying on the ground next to the car. The driver of the BMW suffered minor injuries, according to the Glendale Fire Department.

A photograph of the wrecked motorcycle showed it had a paper license plate with the words “Lucky 7."

[For the Record, May 1, 2013: Glendale police misidentified the motorcyclist listed in a previous version of this post as Jose Lopez of Pacoima. Lopez is the registered owner of the bike, but was not the rider. According to police, the rider was actually Adrian Sandoval Perez, 21, of Arleta.]

-- Veronica Rocha,

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