[03-13-2023] Los Angeles County, CA – Two Injured, Including Police Officer, in Downey Two-Vehicle Crash

[03-13-2023] Two Injured, Including Police Officer, in Downey Two-Vehicle CrashA police officer and another driver were injured following a head-on collision between a white sedan and a patrol SUV in Downey on Monday morning, March 13, 2023.

According to the Downey Police Department, the two-vehicle collision occurred early morning at about 1:45 a.m. at the Columbia Way and Lakewood Boulevard intersection.

The officer was reportedly on duty at that time. What led to the crash remains unclear, but both vehicles sustained heavy front-end damage, with both airbags deployed. The responding Downey firefighters had to extricate an injured man from the wreckage.

The unidentified officer and the 25-year-old male driver of the sedan were taken to a nearby hospital for treatment. Current updates revealed they are both in stable condition.

The traffic was redirected as Lakewood’s northbound lanes from Donovan to Alameda streets and Columbia’s northbound lanes from Imperial Highway were closed.

Police are requesting anyone with information on the collision to contact them as the investigation continues.

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