Glendora police car involved in crash

GLENDORA — A police officer suffered minor injuries Wednesday after his patrol car collided with a civilian vehicle on Foothill Boulevard while responding to an emergency call, authorities said.
The crash occurred about 7:40 a.m. at Foothill Boulevard and Loraine Avenue, Glendora police Lt. Jaime Caldwell said.
Two police cars were responding with emergency lights and sirens on to a report of an injury car crash — which was later found to be only a broken down vehicle — in the 1300 block of East Foothill Boulevard, near San Jose Drive, the lieutenant said.
Both patrol cars came to a stop when they reached Loraine Avenue, and proceeded when it appeared traffic was clear, Caldwell said. The first unit made it through the intersection before the second one was struck.
Cars in the northbound left turn lane and fast lane came to a stop for the emergency vehicles, however another car in the right-hand lane did not stop and broad-sided the police car at about 40 mph, Caldwell said.
The woman driving the sedan was unhurt, though the damage to her car was major, he said.
The involved police officer was taken to a hospital as a precaution, Caldwell said, but his injuries were believed minor and he was released from the hospital and placed on light duty later in the morning. The police car sustained “moderate” damage.
In keeping with department policy regarding officer-involved collisions, La Verne police are handling the investigation.

Facebook Twitter Reddit Tumblr Linkedin Email