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Civilian hospitalized in critical condition after crash with LAPD cruiser in Jefferson Park

LAPD continues to investigate violent crash involving patrol car
LAPD continues to investigate violent crash involving patrol car 01:22

A civilian was hospitalized in critical condition after a crash involving a Los Angeles Police Department cruiser in the Jefferson Park area late Sunday evening. 

Officers say that one civilian was rushed to a nearby hospital after the collision, which happened at the intersection of W. Adams Boulevard and S. Gramercy Place, according to LAPD Officer Tony Im. 

He says that both officers inside of the cruiser were in stable condition as they were taken to a nearby hospital for observation. 

On Monday, LAPD officers said that the patrol unit was responding to a call for backup in the University Park area for reports of an armed suspect. 

"While responding to this help call with lights and sirens activated, a patrol unit was involved in a crash with another vehicle at the intersection of Adams Boulevard and Gramercy Place," said the statement from LAPD.

The department's Multi-Disciplinary Collision Investigation Team is investigating the crash.

SkyCal flew over the scene of the crash, where the LAPD cruiser with front end damage could be seen a short distance from a black sedan that suffered severe damage to the driver side. 

Anyone with further information is asked to contact investigators at (213) 486-0690.

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