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Two officers are released from hospital after crash in Jefferson Park

February 4, 2012 | 11:09 am

Two Los Angeles police officers were released from the hospital after being treated for minor injuries sustained when their patrol car was struck by an unlicensed driver in the Jefferson Park area Friday night, authorities said.

The collision occurred about 9:15 p.m. at the intersection of Jefferson Boulevard and McClintock Avenue, authorities said.

"The unlicensed driver made an illegal left turn in front of the officers," said Officer Rosario Herrera, a spokeswoman for the department.

She did not know what direction the officers were driving at the time of the crash.

According to City News Service, the patrol car was heading west on Jefferson Boulevard, while the other car was heading east.

One officer suffered minor bumps and bruises, Herrera said. The second officer suffered a dislocated shoulder, she said.

The name of the driver whose vehicle struck the officer's car was not released.

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