(March 21, 2004) -- LBPD says two officers responding with red lights and siren to a 9-1-1 call wound up needing medical attention themselves when their black-and-white was struck by a truck.
It happened just after midnight Sunday March 21 in the 2800 block of South St. near Paramount Blvd.
In a written release, LBPD says the driver of a 2003 Toyota Tundra truck, a 42 year-old LB resident, was pulling out of a bar's parking lot when he struck the police cruiser. The driving officer was hospitalized with moderate injuries and the passenger officer was treated for injuries described as minor.
The driver of the Toyota truck was detained, taken to a local hospital for a blood sample and released pending toxicology results of the blood test.
The officers were responding to what turned out to be a verbal argument between a couple in their apartment. LBPD says one of the people involved in the argument dialed 9-1-1 but failed to tell the operator why they needed the police.
Anyone with information regarding these events is asked to call LBPD Accident Investigation Detective Brian Watt at (562) 570-7355.