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Two Police Officers In Critical Condition After Colliding During A Funeral

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Two police officers from the Hawthorne and El Segundo police departments collided with each other while riding motorcycles and accompanying a funeral procession for another officer who recently lost his battle with cancer, reports the Sacramento Bee. After the officers crashed into one another, the officer from Hawthorne was thrown into oncoming traffic, where he collided with a sedan head-on. The driver of that vehicle wasn't hurt.

KNBC reports
that the accident occurred just after 12:30 p.m. today at 227th Street and Hawthorne Boulevard in Torrance.

The officers were both taken to nearby Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, and are listed in critical condition. Their names haven't been released pending notification of their relatives.