Two Los Angeles police officers were hospitalized in a crash late Wednesday when their patrol SUV was struck by a tow truck at a South Los Angeles intersection.
One of the officers and the tow truck driver were in critical condition early Thursday. Eight people were injured in the crash, which also involved a sedan and another SUV, at Main Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.
The other injuries were considered minor.
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One of the LAPD officers was trapped in the wreckage. Los Angeles firefighters removed the officer from the car and put him on a stretcher. The officer was moving and appeared to be conscious.
The officers were responding to a call at the time, but details were not immediately available.