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LAPD car transporting prisoner involved in Van Nuys collision

July 4, 2010 |  2:30 pm

A Los Angeles Police Department vehicle transporting a prisoner to Valley Jail collided with a car that turned in front of it in a busy Van Nuys intersection late Saturday, police reported Sunday.

The collision at Victory and Sepulveda boulevards occurred at 9:20 p.m. as the cruiser moved through the intersection on a green light, said Officer John Holliday of the Valley Traffic Division.

The driver of a Honda Civic traveling westbound on Victory, attempted to make a left turn in front of the eastbound police vehicle, which was unable to take evasive action, Holliday said.

The driver and passenger from the Honda, as well as both police officers and the prisoner, were taken to Valley Presbyterian Hospital, where they were treated for minor injuries. The officers and Honda occupants were released, and the prisoner was taken to jail, Holliday said.

-- Carol J. Williams