A Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department deputy was seriously injured Thursday evening after they were hit by a vehicle driven by a fleeing burglary suspect.
The incident unfolded around 4:40 p.m. near the intersection of San Vicente Boulevard and Cynthia Street in West Hollywood.
According to the Sheriff’s Department, deputies from the West Hollywood station responded to a report of a burglary. Deputies eventually located the suspect’s vehicle, a 2022 dodge challenger with a Nevada license plate, and a brief pursuit began.
The injured deputy was standing beside his vehicle when the suspect hit him, slamming into the patrol car’s door in the process, officials said.
Video from Sky5 showed what appeared to be the deputy sitting in the front passenger seat of an LASD cruiser before paramedics from the Los Angeles Fire Department arrived on scene to render first aid.
The deputy suffered serious injuries and was transported to a hospital. He is currently listed as being in stable condition, according to Sheriff’s Department officials.
The suspects who were being pursued got away, officials said.