2 Deputies Injured in Vehicle Crash in Long Beach Area

2 Deputies Injured in Vehicle Crash in Long Beach Area
Los Angeles County Sheriff Deputies listen during a news conference in Los Angeles on Sept. 20, 2023. (Richard Vogel/AP Photo)
City News Service

LONG BEACH, Calif.—Two Los Angeles County deputies were rushed to a hospital after their vehicle crashed at the tail end of a chase in the Compton-Long Beach area Sunday morning, authorities said.

Firefighters and paramedics were dispatched at 4:17 a.m. to Atlantic Avenue, north of the Artesia (91) Freeway, according to Jake Heflin of the Long Beach Fire Department.

One deputy was able to pull himself from the wreckage and the other had to be extricated by firefighters, Mr. Heflin said.

Four people were inside the suspect vehicle. It was not immediately clear if any of those four were injured.

The deputies were listed in stable condition at a hospital, according to a watch commander at the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Compton station.

The chase stemmed from an illegal street takeover just before 4 a.m. in the area of Atlantic Avenue and Compton Boulevard in Compton, where a vehicle allegedly struck a sheriff’s patrol vehicle, triggering the chase, the watch commander said.

At least one suspect was taken into custody, he said.

No further information was immediately available.

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