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LAPD cruiser crashes in Jefferson Park

A Los Angeles police cruiser was involved in a traffic collision on Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011.

February 16, 2011 12:00:00 AM PST
A Los Angeles police officer was injured in a traffic collision in Jefferson Park on Wednesday morning.

The crash happened at 37th Street and Western Avenue. Officials said the officer is from the Los Angeles Police Department's Southwest division. The police cruiser crashed into a gate and another vehicle hit it from behind.

The officer was taken to the hospital in unknown condition. It's unclear if anyone else was injured. The cause of the crash remained under investigation.