2 LAPD Officers Released From Hospital After West LA Patrol Car Crash

The crash happened hours after an off-duty LAPD detective died in a separate crash in Beverly Hills on the same street an officer was killed in March

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    Hours after the Los Angeles Police Department saw the death of an off-duty officer, two LAPD officers were hurt in a patrol car crash in West Los Angeles. Jane Yamamoto reports for the NBC4 News at 11 p.m. Friday, May 9, 2014. (Published Saturday, May 10, 2014)

    Two Los Angeles Police Department officers were released from the hospital Friday night after a patrol car crash in West LA, just hours after an LAPD detective died in a wreck in Beverly Hills.

    The crash was reported at 6:45 p.m. on Wilshire Boulevard between Malcolm and Selby avenues, police said.

    Aerial video showed the patrol car's smashed front end, and an officer could be seen being taken from the scene on a stretcher.

    The patrol car was driving with its lights and sirens on as it was heading to an emergency call, LAPD officials sai.

    A white car heading west on Wilshire Boulevard opposite the police car slammed into the patrol car, witnesses said. One officer was trapped in the passenger seat and had to be pulled out by firefighters.

    The driver of the white car and two LAPD officers from the West LA Division were hurt in the crash, officials said. The officers were released from the hospital Friday night. 

    Wilshire Boulevard was shut down for the investigation.

    Hours before the West LA crash, an off-duty 25-year veteran LAPD detective was killed in a crash with a cement truck on the same Beverly Hills street where an officer was killed in March and a cement truck smashed into parked cars last week, police said.

    NBC4's Jane Yamamoto and Jason Kandel contributed to this report.

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