A Los Angeles Police Department officer was freed from a department vehicle after being trapped in the wreckage of a two-vehicle crash in South Los Angeles Wednesday night.

The crash occurred in the 1000 block of East Vernon Avenue, near Central Avenue, about 10:20 p.m.

Firefighters worked to free the trapped officer and a second officer was out of the vehicle and being assessed for injuries, according to Margaret Stewart of the Los Angeles Fire Department.

Both officers and one person in the second vehicle were taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, Stewart said.

Circumstances of what led up to the crash were not immediately available from police.


By Kelley Wheeler

Kelley Wheeler is a Metro reporter covering political issues and general assignments. A second-generation journalist, worked with all major news outlet, she holds a vast expeirience. Kelley is a graduate of USC with degrees in journalism and English literature. She is a recipient of Yale’s Poynter Fellowship in Journalism.

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