Two Teenagers Severely Injured in Crash During Police Pursuit in Vallejo - NBC Bay Area
North Bay

North Bay

The latest news from around the North Bay

Two Teenagers Severely Injured in Crash During Police Pursuit in Vallejo



    What You Didn't Know About Daylight Saving Time
    Getty Images, File
    The badge of a Vallejo Police Department corporal is shown on May 7, 2008 in Vallejo, California.

    Two men were seriously injured in a Saturday morning crash during a police pursuit in Vallejo.

    At approximately 12:50 a.m., officers with the Vallejo Police Department noticed a blue Honda Civic. The vehicle had been reported stolen in a carjacking earlier in the evening in Fairfield by two men armed with a pistol, police said.

    Officers attempted to pull the vehicle over, but the driver didn't stop and accelerated at a high rate of speed south on Sonoma Boulevard.

    Police said it appears the driver lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a cement retaining wall of a parking lot just north of Jeffrey Alley.

    The driver, a 19-year-old Richmond resident, and the passenger, an 18-year-old Antioch resident had to be extricated from the vehicle by firefighters, according to police. Both men were transported to the hospital with severe injuries.

    Police said a replica firearm was recovered from the vehicle the suspects were driving.

    Investigators are working to determine if drugs or alcohol played a factor in the crash, police said.

    Get the latest from NBC Bay Area anywhere, anytime
    • Download the App

      Available for IOS and Android