One Injured in Stolen Utility Truck Crash Outside El Segundo Restaurant

A pursuit involving a stolen utility truck ended in a crash and flames Thursday outside a burger restaurant in El Segundo.

A truck burns after a crash outside a restaurant Thursday near LAX. (C) Provided by NBC Los Angeles

A truck burns after a crash outside a restaurant Thursday near LAX. The truck was stolen near Gardena Elementary School, LA School Police said. The driver crashed into several vehicles near the school.

Video showed the truck on fire in a parking lot outside The Habit restaurant near the 105 Freeway and Sepulveda Boulevard. A witness told NBCLA the driver crashed onto a sidewalk where three people were walking, then slammed into some palm trees before coming to a stop near the restaurant patio.

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One person was injured. Details about the individual’s injuries were not immediately available.

The driver was taken into custody.

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