Armed carjacker led police on pursuit, crashed on NB I-880 in Hayward

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An armed carjacker led police on a pursuit on Wednesday evening which resulted in a car accident on northbound Interstate-880 and backed up traffic up for miles. 

Prior to the pursuit, the Hayward Police Department was responding to the carjacking at 3900 block of Trust Way where a woman driver was briefly kidnapped.

The car was spotted driving northbound on the Interstate when officers initiated a pursuit, according to authorities.

The suspect crashed into other cars before coming to a complete stop at the Winton overpass.

Officers were able to stop the driver from getting away following the accident. The suspects’ identity was not released.

Authorities say that the victim sustained minor injuries. Those in the other cars involved in the crash were not injured.

Police officers recovered the suspects gun and the CHP is currently taking care of the accident. 

While two lanes were temporarily shut down, all lanes were reopened following the accident.

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