According to a report filed by Fox 11 ‘s digital news team on its website, three officers with the Los Angeles Police Department were injured after a hit-and-run crash after the Superbowl on Sunday.
In a statement, the law enforcement agency told reporters that the three officers with the LAPD’s Harbor Division had been assigned to patrolling post-game festivities in and around Downtown Los Angeles.
The crash happened at approximately 2:15 a.m. on Monday, February 14, in the southbound lanes of the 101 Freeway when the officers were returning to their home base. Eyewitnesses to the crash told investigators that they saw the suspect driver traveling at an estimated 100 miles per hour before hitting the officers’ police cruiser.
Firefighters from the Los Angeles County Fire Department had to free one of the officers from the wreckage of the police cruiser. All three officers were taken to an area hospital for treatment.
The suspect got out of his disabled vehicle and attempted to flee on foot. He was apprehended by other LAPD officers responding to the crash scene. The man and two women inside the suspect vehicle were all taken into custody. The driver is facing charges of DUI, hit-and-run, and other related charges.
The LAPD issued a second statement indicating that all three injured officers are expected to be ok on Monday afternoon.
The incident is currently under investigation. No further information was available at the time of the report.