A stolen Tesla electric car crashed into a building on La Brea Avenue in West Hollywood.
The driver of the Tesla led two officers on a short chase, at one point driving up La Brea Avenue at close to 100 mph.
Police crashed their car near the corner of La Brea Avenue and Don Ricardo Drive. The Tesla hit several other vehicles, according to news reports, before splitting in two.
The Tesla's lithium battery exploded into flames that shot up several stories into the air.
One man told KTLA, "We originally thought it was fireworks, everybody thought it was fireworks that were just exploding."