2 LAPD Cruisers Collide in San Fernando Valley; 3 Officers Taken to Hospital

A car crash between two Los Angeles Police Department cruisers.


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Three Los Angeles Police Department officers were taken to a hospital Tuesday after a police cruiser slammed into the back of another in the San Fernando Valley, officials said.

Two Los Angeles Police Department cruisers were damaged in a crash on Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, in the San Fernando Valley. (Credit: KTLA) Three Los Angeles Police Department officers were injured when two patrol cars collided on Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, in the San Fernando Valley, officials said. (Credit: KTLA)

The crash occurred shortly before 6:20 p.m. near the intersection of Corbin Avenue and Chase Street (map) in the Winnetka area, the department said.

The officers “were flagged down” and “one vehicle started slowing down” just before the collision, said LAPD Capt. Maureen Ryan.

None of the officers were seriously injured, according to the Police Department. Authorities had initially said only one officer was hospitalized.

Aerial video showed significant damage to the front of one car and rear of the other.

The vehicles were en route to a call, with their…

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Driver killed in crash with parked big rig

Big rig crash with a Volvo. This is sad.


CHULA VISTA, Calif. — A driver was killed Monday when his car veered off a South Bay freeway and plowed into a parked big rig.

The man lost control of the 2000 Infiniti Q30 for unknown reasons on northbound Interstate 805 in Chula Vista shortly before 8 a.m., according to the California Highway Patrol.

The car hit the back of the commercial vehicle just south of H Street, becoming wedged under its trailer and breaking its real axle.

The motorist died at the scene. His identity had not been confirmed as of this afternoon, CHP public-affairs Officer Sanchez said.

The wreck caused heavy congestion in the area for several hours.

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