KRON’s Mike Pelton reports from the scene of the crash.
HAYWARD (BCN) — Officers are still seeking a man who fled from the California Highway Patrol and ran from a crash scene in Hayward Friday morning, leaving a woman and an infant child injured in the car, according to the California Highway Patrol.
CHP officers tried to pull over the 2004 Mazda on Tennyson Road east of Interstate Highway 880 at approximately 1 a.m. because the car had false registration tags and the driver threw a lit cigarette out the window, CHP Officer Charles Lee said.
The driver sped away, but crashed into an electric pole about a half-mile down the road, Lee said. The driver got out of the car and fled on foot. As of around 9 a.m., he hadn’t yet been apprehended, Lee said.
He left a woman and an infant child who were passengers in the car behind. They suffered minor injuries and were transported to the hospital, Lee said.
PG&E had to replace two power poles that were damaged due to the crash. Approximately 120 people were left without power, according to PG&E.