Two LAPD officers injured after patrol SUV slams into tree in Boyle Heights

An investigation is underway after two LAPD officers were injured when their cruiser struck a tree in East Los Angeles.
(Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)

Two Los Angeles police officers were taken to a hospital in stable condition after their patrol SUV crashed in Boyle Heights early Thursday.

The crash occurred shortly before 5 a.m. near Cesar E. Chavez Avenue and Bridge Street, said LAPD Officer Norma Eisenman.

Eisenman said authorities received a preliminary report that the patrol car had struck two parked cars. Video from the scene showed the front end of the SUV against a tree. It is not clear how the crash occurred.

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