Two Los Angeles police officers were injured Monday night when their cruiser struck a fire hydrant and flipped over in South Los Angeles.
The crash occurred just before 8 p.m. in the 6000 block of South Vermont Avenue, near the intersection with 61st Street, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. The impact sheared the hydrant.
One of the officers was trapped in the overturned vehicle and was removed by firefighters, according to the Fire Department.
Both officers were taken to a hospital and are in stable condition, said LAPD Public Information Officer Mike Lopez.
There has been an Officer-Involved traffic collision in the area of 61st and Vermont. Two officers were transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Please avoid the area if possible, and expect a police presence & street closures for several hours.— LAPD - 77th Street (@LAPD77thSt) September 24, 2019