2 Concord Police Officers Injured in Crash at Ocean Street and Broadway
SANTA CRUZ (September 5. 2018) – Two law enforcement officers were injured, one seriously, after a traffic accident in the area of Ocean Street and Broadway Wednesday afternoon, according to KSBW and KION News.
The collision occurred just after 3 p.m.
As per the reports, California Highway Patrol said two Concord Police Department Officers were conducting a high-risk traffic stop in an attempt to arrest two felons from Alameda County when their patrol car was struck by another vehicle.
Police Officer Hit by Car in Santa Cruz, September 5
One officer, who was outside their unit when he was hit, suffered serious injuries while his partner sustained minor wounds as a result of the crash. Both were transported to Dominican Hospital for treatment.
Their names and condition at this time were not disclosed. Meanwhile, the motorist who collided with the police vehicle was described as a 30-year-old Santa Cruz woman.
Authorities added that the two suspects being pursued by the officers were taken into custody. The investigation is ongoing.
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A forensic examination of the vehicle which struck the police car, as well as photos that were taken of the scene, will help investigators determine what exactly led to the incident. Authorities will thoroughly look into the speed of the driver, whether or not alcohol or drugs played a role, whether or not there was any mechanical issue with the vehicle, and whether or not the motorist was distracted or reckless at the time. The investigation will also consist of looking at measurements of evidence left by the car, such as point of impact, final resting position, skid marks, and gouge marks.
Pending the results and findings of the investigation for this crash, the two Concord Police Department Officers will possess the right to pursue a personal injury lawsuit seeking a compensation for all the hospital bills, future medical needs, lost income, and pain and suffering.
If you, or your loved one, have been hurt in an auto accident and you are unsure of what steps to take, contact our experienced personal injury lawyer to help you. We will fight for your rights and bring our expertise to your case. Give us a call for a free consultation at 855-703-4186.
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