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Violent Crash Hospitalizes Officers And Suspects Following Police Chase

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Two LAPD officers and two suspects were hospitalized Wednesday morning after a police chase in South L.A. ended in a violent collision.

Around 1:15 a.m., officers attempted to pull over a vehicle near Broadway and Century Boulevard, which they believed to be connected to a shooting that took place Tuesday afternoon in the area, reports NBC LA. When the driver refused to pull over, the officers pursued the vehicle for roughly 2 minutes. That's when another patrol car coming to assist with the pursuit reportedly crashed into the suspected vehicle, which then struck a wall, wrapped around a tree and came to a stop on the sidewalk, according to ABC7. The second pursuit vehicle suffered severe front-end damage from the collision and knocked down a street sign in the process.

The two LAPD officers—whose identities have not been released—were taken to the hospital where one was treated for a fractured wrist and the other for minor-to-moderate injuries. Both are expected to recover.

The occupants of the pursued vehicle—an unidentified man and a woman—were also hospitalized. One of them reportedly had to be cut out of the vehicle. Their conditions have not been released.

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