Two officers were transported to a local hospital after being seriously injured in a crash involving a Los Angles School Police Department patrol vehicle and a commercial dump truck near several schools in Sun Valley, authorities said.
The collision occurred shortly after 8 a.m. in the 8500 block of Arleta Avenue (map), according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.
The crash site was located near Richard E. Byrd Middle School, Francis Polytechnic Senior High and Robert H. Lewis High School.
The two officers were responding to an assistance call when the crash occurred, investigators said.
The officers were initially listed in critical condition, L.A. school police Chief Steven Zipperman stated in a tweet.
Their conditions were later upgraded to stable, according to LAPD Officer Joel Morales.
Both officers, whose names were not immediately released, were conscious and talking as they were being treated for various non life-threatening injuries, Zipperman said.
The patrol car involved sustained major damage to the front end of the vehicle, and the doors of the car had been taken off, aerial video from the scene showed.
The dump truck driver declined medical care, according to fire officials.
The cause of the crash was under investigation.