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.

More than a dozen law enforcement vehicles were stationed in the streets surrounding the home.

The driver remained at large when Sky5 left the scene around 9:40 p.m.

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By Kelley Wheeler

Kelley Wheeler is a Metro reporter covering political issues and general assignments. A second-generation journalist, worked with all major news outlet, she holds a vast expeirience. Kelley is a graduate of USC with degrees in journalism and English literature. She is a recipient of Yale’s Poynter Fellowship in Journalism.

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