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Hours after an off-duty LAPD detective was killed in a collision with a cement truck, two other officers were injured when their patrol car was involved in a multi-vehicle crash in Westwood on Friday, police said.


Two officers were injured when their patrol car was involved in a multi-vehicle collision in Westwood on May 9, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

The injury crash occurred around 6:45 p.m. near the intersection of Wilshire Boulevard and Selby Avenue (map), according to Los Angeles Police Department Officer Rosario Herrera.

Video from the scene showed the patrol car sustained major damage to its right side. The front passenger side-door also appeared to be off the vehicle.

At least three cars were involved in the crash, according to the video.

Both officers were taken to a local hospital, Herrera said. One of the officers was transported in serious condition, while the other was treated at the hospital and later released.

It was unclear whether any occupants of the other vehicles involved in the collision were injured.

Earlier in the day, an unidentified LAPD detective was killed in a crash with a cement track that occurred on the same steep, curvy street in Beverly Hills where LAPD Officer Nicholas Lee was killed in a collision earlier this year.

Four LAPD officers have died in traffic collisions in a span of about two months.