A Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy and a jail inmate were injured early Tuesday when the cruiser they were traveling in collided head-on with another vehicle that drifted across the center line in Long Beach, police said.
The deputy was transporting the inmate to the Lakewood sheriff’s station in his patrol car about 12:10 a.m., according to Marlene Arrona, spokeswoman for the Long Beach Police Department.
The deputy was driving south in the 6100 block of North Paramount Boulevard when a northbound four-door sedan crossed the center median and drove directly into the cruiser, she said. Both vehicles were mangled in the wreck.
The deputy was...