Truck crashes into police cruiser responding to an emergency call

A man driving a pickup truck crashed into a police vehicle as officers were responding to an emergency call Friday night, authorities said.

At around 10 p.m., officers were traveling northbound on Santa Fe Avenue with the cruiser’s lights and sirens on while they approached the intersection at Willow Street

The truck was traveling westbound on Willow Street at a high rate of speed and struck the police vehicle in the intersection, Detective Jennifer Arzola said.

A passenger in the truck was taken to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The investigation is ongoing and limited information is available because the police report has not been completed, Arzola said.

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Valerie Osier is the Social Media & Newsletter Manager for the Long Beach Post. She started at the Post in 2018 as a breaking news reporter. She’s a Riverside native who found her love for journalism while at community college. She graduated from the Cal State Long Beach journalism program in 2017 and covered the Palos Verdes Peninsula for the Daily Breeze prior to coming to the Post. She lives in Long Beach with her husband and two cats.