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Eight people hurt in South L.A. crash involving police, children

A damaged LAPD SUV at the scene of a crash in South LA.
A damaged Los Angeles Police Department SUV remained at the scene of a crash near East 107th Street and South Central Avenue in Los Angeles on Friday. The crash injured eight people, including two officers and two children. No injuries were considered life-threatening.
(Matthew Ormseth / Los Angeles Times)

A crash involving a Los Angeles Police Department vehicle left eight people, including two officers, injured Friday night.

The crash happened shortly before 8 p.m. near East 107th Street and South Central Avenue, said Officer Rosario Cervantes, a police spokeswoman.

In addition to the two officers, two children and four adults were hurt, the L.A. Fire Department said.

All injuries were determined to be non-life-threatening, firefighters said.

At the time of the crash, officers were responding to a call with their lights and sirens on, said a watch commander with the LAPD’s South Traffic Division.

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Authorities didn’t provide further details about the crash.

Times staff writer Matthew Ormseth contributed to this report.


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