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LAPD Officer Injured in Car Crash

The collision occurs around 7:10 p.m. near Ventura Boulevard and Hayvenhurst Avenue.

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.

annette sarver October 06, 2012 at 05:32 PM
why were there so many police squad cars called, street closures 2 hours later and helicopters? all for one two car accident? lots of taxpayer dollars spent...why????
CJ Stone October 09, 2012 at 03:42 PM
@annette sarver. Because of liability. Anytime a city vehicle is involved in a collision, they have an obligation to investigate it thoroughly equivalent to a fatalitity. Ultimately to SAVE taxpayers in case the city is frivolously sued. There were no tax dollars wasted last night because all the police units, including the helicopter, were already on-duty. They don't charge the taxpayers for every incident they respond to. Here's the human side of it... It can't always be all about the money. A cop was involved in car crash. Of course fellow brothers and sisters in uniform are going to respond unless they're dealing with another emergency. You speak of wasted tax dollars; there are plenty of wastes going on in our government other than a few police cars responding to a scene of an accident.
Bryte Eyes October 09, 2012 at 10:31 PM
Well Said...
annette sarver October 11, 2012 at 04:43 AM
Thanks for the explanation...goes to show how so many of us don't necessarily understand how these thing work...now I do.

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