SOUTH EL MONTE — A man driving a stolen car was in critical condition after the speeding vehicle hit another car and a building Tuesday night.
The collision was reported about 9 p.m. on Rush Street and Tyler Avenue, according to Los Angeles County sheriff’s officials.
Sheriff’s Sgt. James Long said the car, which was later found to have been reported stolen in Montebello, was speeding in excess of 100 mph while northbound on Rush Street. Police were not in pursuit.
The driver tried to pass the vehicle ahead of him.
Long said the driver moved to the left and into the opposing lane. When the driver went back to his original lane, Long said the stolen car clipped the other vehicle then lost control.
The stolen 1996 Honda Civic struck a building and rolled several times. Long said the driver was taken to Los Angeles County USC Medical Center in “extremely critical condition.”
He remained hospitalized with major injuries Wednesday, Lieutenant Augustine Del Via said.
A second man who was riding as a passenger in the stolen vehicle fled from the crash on foot and was not found, the lieutenant said.
The driver of the second car, a 1999 Nissan Altima, suffered minor injuries, he added.
The driver of the stolen car had not been arrested as of Wednesday, authorities said. The investigation was ongoing.