PITTSBURG -- A 25-year-old driver is in the hospital after crashing a stolen car into another car Tuesday morning in Pittsburg while allegedly attempting to evade sheriff's deputies, a sheriff's spokesman said.
Around 11:30 a.m., a sheriff's deputy attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a car near Clearland Circle in Bay Point. However, the vehicle immediately took off, leading deputies on a pursuit through Bay Point and into Pittsburg, according to Jimmy Lee with the Contra Costa County Sheriff's Office.
While in Pittsburg, the suspect car drove into oncoming traffic, where deputies terminated the pursuit, Lee said. But about a mile away, at the intersection of Leland Road and Railroad Avenue, the suspect car collided with another car.
Lee said the driver in the suspect vehicle suffered unknown injuries and was taken to Contra Costa Regional Medical Center in Martinez. A passenger in the suspect's car suffered minor injuries and was taken to John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek. The occupants in the other car were treated and released at the scene.
Lee said the suspect driver, who is not being identified, is in custody on suspicion of vehicle theft, evading police, possession of stolen property, possession of burglary tools, drug possession and a probation violation.
Bay City News Service contributed to this report. Follow Katie Nelson at Twitter.com/katienelson210.