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Four LAPD officers injured in crash released from hospital

Four Los Angeles police officers who were injured in a traffic collision Monday while responding to a call for backup were released from the hospital later in the day, officials said.

"One of them suffered a broken rib, and that's all we have,"  LAPD spokeswoman Wendy Reyes said, referring to the most serious injury.

Seven people in total were injured in the collision that occurred at 8:47 a.m. in Glassell Park at the intersection of North San Fernando Road and Fletcher Drive, according to the LAPD.

On Monday, police Lt. Andrew Smith told CBS-LA that the unmarked police car struck a sport utility vehicle as "they were responding, initially we believe, with lights and sirens, as they drove through the red light here, [where] the collision occurred."

Also on Monday, LAPD spokeswoman Rosario Herrera said the police vehicle was traveling east on San Fernando Road when the sport utility vehicle that "was traveling northbound on Fletcher with three occupants at a high rate of speed collided with the unmarked vehicle."

Three people who were in the SUV were taken to a hospital in fair condition, according to Los Angeles Fire Department spokeswoman Katherine Main.


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