A pursuit driver fled on foot after leaving his pickup in East Los Angeles Monday night.

California Highway Patrol officers in the Riverside area had originally tried to pull the pickup over for speeding, officials said.

Sky5 arrived the chase shortly after 9 p.m., as the white truck was heading north on the 5 Freeway with its headlights turned off in the Norwalk area.

In Commerce, the driver merged onto the northbound 710 Freeway, before exiting and heading onto residential streets in East Los Angeles.

The driver abandoned his pickup and fled on foot in the area of Eastern Avenue and Floral Drive, running into a residence’s backyard.

Check back for updates on this developing story.

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By Arlene Huff

Arlene Huff is the founding member of Golden State Online. Before that She was a general assignment reporter. A native Californian, she graduated from the University of California with a degree in medical anthropology and global health. She currently lives in Los Angeles.

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