A Los Angeles Police Department officer was injured when his squad car collided with a dark-colored sedan Friday night in Encino.
The collision occurred around 7:10 p.m. at the intersection of Ventura Boulevard and Hayvenhurst Avenue, near the Encino and Balboa golf courses, said Los Angeles police Officer Cleon Joseph of the Media Relations section.
The officer was headed westbound on Ventura Boulevard and the sedan driven by a woman was eastbound, turning left onto northbound Hayvenhurst Avenue, when the collision occurred, said Officer J. Kang of the Valley Traffic Division.
"The officer complained of injuries and paramedics came out," Joseph said.
The officer and the woman were both taken to a hospital, and the officer was later released, Kang said.
The woman required stitches to close a three-inch cut on her head, KCAL9 reported from the scene, where both vehicles could be seen in the street with heavy damage to their front ends.
The woman was not cited or arrested, pending completion of the investigation, Kang said.