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2 LAPD officers hurt as cars collide responding to call

August 13, 2010 |  4:31 pm

Two Los Angeles police officers were injured Friday when their patrol cars collided while responding to a stolen vehicle call.

The incident, which also involved a third vehicle, occurred about 3:15 p.m. at Western Avenue and James M. Wood Boulevard, said Richard French, a spokesman for the Los Angeles Police Department.

The unidentified officers were taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. One, a female police sergeant who was trapped in one of the patrol vehicles, was listed in critical but stable condition, police said. The other officer suffered moderate injuries.

At least two other people were treated for minor injuries, including one who also was taken to Cedars-Sinai.

-- Andrew Blankstein