Deputy Rescued From Patrol Car Wreckage After Crash Involving Fiat, Pole

Authorities said the patrol unit had both lights and siren on at the time of the collision

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    A fire-rescue team removed a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department deputy from the wreckage of a patrol car after it crashed into a car and pole Monday night southeast of downtown Los Angeles. Jane Yamamoto reports for Today in LA on Tuesday May 13, 2014.

    A fire-rescue team removed a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department deputy from the wreckage of a patrol car after it crashed into a car and pole Monday night southeast of downtown Los Angeles.

    The deputy was responding to a residential burglary call just before 11:30 p.m. in Bellflower when the patrol unit and a Fiat 500 collided near Bellflower Boulevard and Somerset Boulevard, officials said. Authorities said the patrol unit had both lights and siren on at the time of the crash.

    After colliding with the Fiat, the deputy's vehicle crashed into a pole about five blocks from the home at which the burglary was reported, officials said.

    Firefighters extricated the deputy from the wreckage in about 30 minutes. The deputy was then transported to Long Beach Memorial Hospital, LA County Fire Department Supervisor Orneals said.

    Details regarding the deputy's condition were not immediately available, but his injuries are not considered life-threatening. The driver of the Fiat also was hospitalized.

    NBCLA's Jonathan Lloyd contributed to this report.