Los Angeles accident: LAPD patrol car lands on two parked cars; 2 injured
05/24/2010 // West Palm Beach, Florida, USA // Nicole Howley // Nicole Howley
Los Angeles, CA—Two Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) officers are recovering at an area hospital after their patrol car was involved in a crash that catapulted their car into the air and onto some parked cars. The crash occurred around 11:00 a.m., on Friday, May 21, 2010 at the intersection of Florence and Vermont Avenues in South Los Angeles, as reported by KTLA.
The LAPD police patrol car was reportedly responding to a back-up call, with its lights and sirens activated when another red car “cut them off.” The officers swerved to avoid a collision, but instead they hit a curb, which catapulted them into air, crashing though a brick wall and into an iron fence. The police car finally came to a stop on top of two parked cars in a shopping center parking lot.
Luckily, no one was inside the parked vehicles at the time of the accident.
Both of the unidentified police officers were taken to an area hospital for treatment of their injuries sustained in the wreck. Officials have described their injuries as “minor.”
Investigators are still looking into the wreck. The driver of the red car that cut the officers off has not been charged as of yet.
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