3 officers injured in hit-and-run crash on southbound 110 Freeway in downtown LA; driver in custody

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Monday, February 14, 2022
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Three Los Angeles police officers were injured in a hit-and-run crash on the 110 Freeway in downtown L.A., prompting a full closure of all southbound lanes Monday morning.

DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Three Los Angeles police officers were injured in a hit-and-run crash involving a patrol car on the 110 Freeway in downtown L.A., prompting a temporary full closure of all southbound lanes Monday morning.

The crash happened around 2 a.m. at Olympic Boulevard near the 10 Freeway interchange, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.

Details about what led up to the collision were still being investigated, but the suspected hit-and-run driver was taken into custody, according to police. Two passengers were detained as well.

The three officers, all assigned to the department's Harbor division, were taken to LAC+USC Medical Center. Two of them were initially listed in critical condition and the third was described as being in serious but stable condition. All of them suffered non life-threatening injuries and are expected to survive.

It's unclear if driving under the influence was a factor in the crash.

The southbound side of the freeway was fully reopened to drivers by 9:20 a.m.