LAUSD officer hurt in freak crash

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88 The paramedics already on scene treated the officer and three people in the pickup truck, all of whom suffered serious injuries. One passenger from the pickup truck was partially ejected through the front windshield, officials said. The LAUSD officer and one of the people from the pickup truck were taken to Northridge Hospital, and the two others were taken to Providence Holy Cross Medical Center. NORTHRIDGE — A LAUSD police officer suffered two broken legs when a pickup truck driven by a suspected drunk driver slammed into his patrol car, pinning the officer between his vehicle and another car, officials said today. Officer Crawford Thompson was on patrol at 9:40 p.m. Tuesday when he saw paramedics treating patients for minor injuries sustained in a two-car accident. With only one LAPD car providing traffic control, the LAUSD officer stopped to assist, positioning his car to shield the paramedics and patients from oncoming traffic,officials said. “He put his lights on and was going to start assisting,” Los Angeles Unified spokeswoman Ellen Morgan said. “The drunk driver hit his patrol car and pinned him between the front of his patrol car and the car in front of him.” The officer is expected to fully recover, Morgan said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img