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Woman Seriously Injured During Police Pursuit On South Coast

A woman was seriously injured in a hit and run accident in Montecito during a police pursuit.

Ventura Police officers noticed a car they thought was being driven recklessly just after 4 p.m. Tuesday. When they tried to stop the vehicle, the driver fled northbound on Highway 101.

The car got off the freeway in Montecito, and struck a 58 year old woman on Butterfly Lane north of Channel Drive. Jennifer Jensen of Conover, North Carolina suffered a broken arm and internal injuries.

The fleeing car then crashed into a wall. Two people in the vehicle were taken into custody at the scene, and a third person, believed to be the driver, was arrested at gunpoint about two hours later.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral.