Suspect crashes into CHP vehicle, escapes after attempted traffic stop

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Authorities are looking for a suspect who hit a California Highway Patrol vehicle and escaped after an attempted traffic stop Wednesday afternoon in San Francisco. 

The suspect completely disabled the officer’s vehicle. 

The attempted traffic stop was around 2:45 p.m. in the SoMa neighborhood. CHP tried to make contact with the unidentified suspect after they refused to stop. 

According to authorities, the officer approached the suspect’s vehicle, but the suspect put their vehicle in reverse and tried to hit the officer. 

CHP said the officer was able to jump out of the way and was not hurt. 

However, the suspect slammed into the CHP vehicle and completely disabled it. 

The suspect was able to escape and remains at large as of Wednesday evening. No suspect description was provided by CHP.


Charlene is a Bay Area journalist who hails from the small community of Fresno. Drawing from her experience writing for her college paper, Charlene continues to advocate for free press and local journalism. She also volunteers in all the beach cleanups she can because she loves the water.