Two School Police Officers Critically Injured in Collision With Dump Truck

Two school police officers were rushed to local trauma center following crash involving a commercial dump truck

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    Two people were seriously injured in a crash involving a Los Angeles School Police cruiser in Sun Valley August 1, 2014.

    Two Los Angeles school police officers were hospitalized in serious but stable condition Friday after their cruiser collided with a dump truck in Sun Valley.

    The two officers were taken to Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in Mission Hills, school police officials said.

    Neither of the officers' injuries are thought to be life-threatening.

    The dump truck driver was also injured. He complained of pain to the back and abdomen and was taken to a local hospital for observation.

    The crash occurred in the 8500 block of Arleta Avenue around 8:15 a.m.

    The cause of the crash is under investigation, but it appears the patrol car collided with the rear of the dump truck while the dump truck was slowing, said Sgt. Jimmy Chong of the Los Angeles Police Department's Valley Traffic Division.

    The officers were not en route to an emergency, police said in a statement.

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