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Maywood officer injured after squad car crash

May 1, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
A Maywood police officer was injured after a crash with another vehicle driven by a man suspected of drunken driving in Cudahy. The accident happened at Atlantic Avenue and Santa Ana Street at about 2 a.m. Saturday, authorities said.

The injured officer was a passenger in the squad car. He was taken to a nearby hospital. The female police officer who was driving the car and three people in the other vehicle were treated at the scene.

Witnesses said the police car was speeding without emergency lights or a siren, when the alleged drunk driver attempted a left turn in front of it.

The suspected drunken driver was arrested at the scene. The identities of the police officers involved were not released.