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Sleeping Sports Car Driver Slams Into Squad Cars, Injures 4 LAPD Officers

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Four LAPD officers responding in West Hills to a "party call" were injured early Saturday morning when a sleeping woman in a late-model Jaguar slammed into two parked police cars striking the officers standing nearby, according to LA Now.

The accident took place about 2 a.m on Fallbrook Avenue just north of Victory Boulevard. Two officers were outside their patrol cars and two others were nearby when the sports car, a late-model black Jaguar, slammed into one of the cruisers, police said. The impact led to a chain reaction in which two officers were hit by their patrol car, which hit another cruiser, injuring the other two officers.

Three of the injured were taken for treatment at Northridge Hospital Medical Center. One of the officers was listed in serious condition with "unspecified internal injuries and a broken leg." Two others were treated at the hospital and released. The driver was also treated and released from the hospital. Investigators determined she was not intoxicated.