CULVER CITY (CBSLA) — A Los Angeles Police Department sergeant had to be extricated from the wreckage of her patrol car early Tuesday after being pushed into a freeway pillar by a driver who took off.

The sergeant was being flagged down at about 1:40 a.m. in the middle of an apparent domestic violence incident in Culver City when she was struck and pushed into a pillar underneath the 405 Freeway, near the intersection of Centinela Avenue and Bristol Parkway. Firefighters had to cut the sergeant from the patrol vehicle.

A woman told police the driver was her ex-boyfriend, and that he had come to her home in Inglewood armed, so she took off. She had stopped alongside the patrol car, where the sergeant was sitting alone, to ask for help, which is when he rammed both cars.

The sergeant was conscious and speaking before she was taken to the hospital.

The driver has not been identified, but was last seen in a silver Cadillac Escalade.

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