LAPD Pursuit Ends In Crash at Wurstkuche Venice

Damages at Wurstkuche Venice
Damages at Wurstkuche Venice Photo: Ty A./Yo! Venice!

A Ford pick-up truck being chased by police on Sunday night concluded its reign of terror after colliding into the Venice location of popular German restaurant Wurstkuche. The chase began when police started pursuing a driver said to be driving recklessly at Washington Blvd. near the beach. The driver, who NBC reports is a parolee, refused to pull over and careened up Lincoln, striking a cyclist while running a red light, and smashing the truck through the exterior wall of the restaurant, taking out windows and masonry. Two customers were injured in the crash, while the driver was arrested and also required medical attention. [Yo! Venice!; NBC]