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

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.

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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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