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Long Beach police officer hurt in car crash

A patrol car is seen following a crash at Santa Fe Avenue and 28th Street in Long Beach on Monday, April 30, 2012.

May 1, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
A police officer is recovering from moderate injuries following a car crash in Long Beach.

The crash happened around 6:20 p.m. Monday at Santa Fe Avenue and 28th Street.

Investigators said the Long Beach officer was driving northbound on Santa Fe Avenue in a patrol car. A civilian driving westbound on 28th Street tried to cross Santa Fe Avenue, made a left turn, entered the intersection and collided with the patrol car.

The civilian wasn't hurt, according to officials.