BELL (CBS) — Two police officers racing to the scene of a crime collided their patrol cars, leaving one officer trapped in his vehicle and a neighborhood without power on Thanksgiving.

The patrol car was pinned between a telephone pole and the other patrol car for nearly 30 minutes before fire crews arrived to extract the officer at about 3 a.m. Thursday, an emergency dispatcher reported.

“There were on top of each other — we don’t know how they got that way,” said a woman who lives close to where the crash occurred.

The officer was hospitalized and his condition was not given.

The officers were responding to a report of an auto theft when the collision occurred. Officials said they will launch an investigation into what caused the crash.

Power was restored later in the day to the neighorhood.

Comments (9)
  1. Johnny in SoCal... says:

    Drug &B Alcohol Test them BOTH!

  2. Susie says:

    A $30K Chevy SUV and a $25K Dodge Charger…paid for by (you guessed it) tax payer money – destroyed/totaled. But don’t worry, law enforcement has an unlimited supply of our tax payer money to replace these vehicles. If officers were forced to pay for damages to their patrol cars and or equipment I’m sure they would be A LOT more careful. Officers drive their patrol cars the same way most people drive rental cars – “its not mine so I don’t give a f***”

    1. Victor says:

      Soooooooooo true my friend patrols van nuys with lapd and they do not give a rats ass what happens to their patrol cars nor police equipment. when something breaks it gets replaced asap. It should state on their job application that whatever they break or damage will be deducted from their bi-weekly paycheck. That would save thousands of dollars per year in tax dollars

    2. Danny McGavin says:

      Wow, you people are amazing. You are worried about “tax” money when a Police Officer was seriously injured protecting idiotic people like you. You people are the same people who complain about Police Officer pay and benefits, but when something goes wrong…..yup, you are calling 911 and dependent on the police. During this holiday season, enjoy you time with your family, safe and sound, in your cozy homes, and remember there are countless families missing their fathers and mothers who are police officers and working on Thanksgiving and Christmas to protect people like you who turn around and speak negatively. Do us all a favor and when something goes wrong,….handle it yourself and eat your tax money.

      1. MIKE says:

        fuk U and the COPS !!!! they are all backing a corrupt system their not innocent no more. one cop fuks-up all cops will PAY !!!!.

      2. Officer Danny McGavin says:

        When you’re done smoking your pot, aimlessly playing video games all day after a long day OCCUPYing the unemployment line, learn how to correctly spell before you embarrass yourself on national website again. FYI, you spelled F U K wrong, used the wrong “their”, it should be “they’re”, and it should be “not innocent anymore”, no more is ghetto slang. idiot! go OCCUPY a job loser.

  3. gg says:

    Corrupt D.O.J. employees where tampering with my car with the intention of causing an automobile accident because I called the San Francisco Attorney General’s office to complain that the FBI and DEA where fabricating evidence and stealing from me.

    1. learn2spellWERE says:

      What gg, forgot to add the craap about the FBI stealing coke bails from evidence lockers in your stupid spam? Maybe someday the lemmings manning the IT department@ CBS will start IP banning people like you.

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