An 18-year-old died and his 19-year-old driver was arrested in Sunnyvale Tuesday morning after being chased by police out of San Francisco, California Highway Patrol officers said.
The driver, identified as Zain Dadabhai, was captured on camera being put into handcuffs by a cadre of officers after police say he crashed into five parked cars in his now-smashed Honda Civic.
The dramatic chase, which ended up shutting down a portion of El Camino Real at Fremont Avenue in Sunnyvale during the investigation, was first reported about 12:45 a.m. That's when CHP officers received a call that San Francisco police were pursuing two armed robbery suspects on southbound U.S. Highway 101.
CHP officers took over the pursuit at Highway 101 and Ralston Avenue before continuing south to state highways 85 and 237, according to CHP Redwood City Officer Art Montiel.
The suspects exited Highway 237 at Grant Road and turned left on Fremont Avenue before losing control of the vehicle, hitting five parked cars and overturning several times in a parking lot at East Fremont Avenue and El Camino Real.
The passenger was ejected from the car and pronounced dead at the scene, Montiel said. Dadabhai was arrested and taken to the hospital with minor injuries.