LBPD Officer Injured in Crash

Officer was struck by a car that blew a red light, reports state.

(Photo: Clayton Warrin)
(Photo: Clayton Warrin)

A Long Beach Police officer was hospitalized after his cruiser collided with a car that ran a red light, according to Newsday.

Cops said the officer, who has not been identified, drove west through the intersection of Broadway and Edwards Boulevard when a Mercedes Benz blew a red light and slammed into him, said the report.

The crash happened at about 12:30 a.m., reports said.

Photos obtained by Patch show the LBPD vehicle, a Chevrolet truck, had sustained serious frontal damage.

The driver of the Mercedes, who was not identified, passed a sobriety test, said the report. He was reportedly on his way home from a party at the Allegria Hotel and was transporting at least three other people, none of whom were seriously injured.

The officer, who is "in his 20s and previously was with the NYPD," was rushed to Nassau University Medical Center with "broken legs, knee caps, and hands," said Newsday. A police spokesperson added that the officer was "lucky to be alive," said the report.

Eddie June 24, 2014 at 06:51 AM
Many of the police here are politically appointed. What a surprise. I wish this lad well. Flying down Broadway at twice the speed limit with parked cars backing out on the blind and left turn roulette isn't the safest maneuver. In fact, it might be less legal than that the left turn. Maybe even less smart. People make mistakes. Even young cops. It's a t tragedy when someone gets hurt serving others.
Sent from my Lear Jet June 24, 2014 at 08:41 AM
Why is anyone surprised by this? This is the administration that Promoted one kop who ran over a sunbather on the beach while yapping on a cell phone with his daughter while driving a LBPD SUV. They also fired a Police commissioner whose qualifications were: Went to West School, LBCS, St Agnes HS RVC, Villanova University, (graduated with honors from last two) Star athlete, had tryout as pitcher with Milwaulkee (now Atlanta) Braves,USAF Captain and 4 engine Jet Pilot, First in his class in Police Academy. Demoted from Chief of Detectives by Democratic bosses because his son (a Democrat) ran for City Council. Later squeezed out as LBPD Commissioner by Dem Bosses to make room for Purple Face Tangney @ $300,000+ P.A. POLITICS AS USUAL IN LB, NOTHING NEW
Paul MacLeod June 25, 2014 at 08:18 PM
I wish him a speedy recovery ( no pun intended ) id like it if a video appears from one of the condo buildings from the looks of the car he was going very fast and It don't state if lights & siren on all and all sad to see anyone hurt but for the grace of god pray for everyone involved
Sandy Shooz June 27, 2014 at 07:52 AM
BLEW a red light ??? Quite a journalistic phrase..How about writing for people who went to school...


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