A suspect was in police custody after striking a cyclist and driving into a Venice restaurant, injuring himself, the cyclist and two others, following a pursuit with officers Feb. 10, police said.
The incident began at about 8:30 p.m. near Speedway and 20th Street in Venice, where officers initiated a pursuit of a suspect driving a truck.
The chase led to Lincoln Boulevard and Vernon Avenue, where the suspect’s vehicle hit a bicyclist before plowing into the Wurstkuche restaurant, where patrons were inside, police said.
The suspect, who suffered non-life threatening injuries in the crash, was apprehended and taken to a local hospital for treatment, a Los Angeles Police Department spokesperson said. The cyclist and two others from inside the restaurant were also treated at a local hospital for non-life threatening injuries, the police spokesperson said.
Police said the driver is facing charges including felony hit and run and felony evading.
An estimate of the structural damage to the restaurant was not yet determined.
The incident was under investigation.