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LAPD Hit Light Pole at Riverside & Los Feliz

The officers were trying to stop a traffic violator, who was not apprehended.

Two Los Angeles Police Department officers from the Northeast Division were injured, though not critically, when their squad car struck a light pole in Los Feliz.

They were trying to pull a driver over for a traffic violation, police said Wednesday.

The crash occurred shortly after 11 p.m. Tuesday at the intersection of
Los Feliz Boulevard and Riverside Drive, said LAPD Sgt. Steve
Bailey of the Central Traffic Division.

One of the two officers from the LAPD's Northeast Station was turning around the patrol car after observing a driver commit a traffic violation when the crash occurred, Bailey said.

The squad car jumped a curb and hit a light pole, he said.

Both officers were "OK,'' but were taken to a hospital for observation after being jarred when the cruiser's air bags deployed, Bailey said.

The traffic violator was not apprehended, Bailey said.

Ward Cleaver, Jr. September 19, 2012 at 09:49 PM
Ha Ha! Did the CHP do a dui or field sobriety check?
Duff Strong September 19, 2012 at 10:17 PM
These fools make some gnarly moves. I've seen them making horrible u-turns and speed away like a bat out of hell with no lights. I like how the story read 'turning around' the patrol car and not 'making a blazing u-turn'. The slant these fools get always amazes me. Just cause they 'uphold the law' doesn't mean they're infallible and should get passes.
Duff Strong September 19, 2012 at 10:19 PM
I'd like you to now write a story on how much this idiot is going to cost the taxpayer. Cost of the lightpost repair + Cost to repair the squad car + Medical Costs (x 2) = ???
Duff Strong September 20, 2012 at 04:21 PM
I love the 'donut' shop in the bg. Hilarious!
mark September 21, 2012 at 07:44 PM
I'm glad it was a light pole and not a pedestrian.

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