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2 LAPD officers injured after suspected DUI crash on 57 Freeway in Fullerton

LAPD officers injured in crash on the 57 Freeway after pursuit
LAPD officers injured in crash on the 57 Freeway after pursuit 04:06

Two Los Angeles Police Department officers were injured on the 57 Freeway after a suspected drunk driver hit them in their patrol vehicle from behind early Tuesday morning.

The two officers and the driver were taken to the UCI Medical Center in Orange with moderate injuries.

The crash happened around 2 a.m. near the Yorba Linda Blvd exit, according to CHP.

LAPD says the officers were hit while they were scanning the freeway for a possible weapon that a stolen vehicle suspect through of their vehicle during a pursuit. 

The officers were violently hit from behind by a woman driving an Infiniti on the 57 Freeway. The woman was arrested for a suspected DUI.

The pursuit began in Los Angeles at the intersection of Maple Ave and Washington Blvd after the driver was reportedly driving a stolen vehicle. The chase lasted around 1.5 hours and went onto multiple freeways, including I-5, Highway 60, I-605, I-105 before getting to the 57 Freeway in Fullerton. 

The chase ended at a hotel on Atlantic where a barricade situation happened before the suspect was taken into custody.

All northbound lanes on the 57 Freeway at the Yorba Linda Blvd exit were shutdown while crews investigated the scene. The lanes reopened to traffic around 9 a.m.

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