LOS ANGELES - Three Los Angeles police officers who were assigned to patrolling post-Super Bowl festivities in downtown LA were hospitalized following a hit-and-run crash on the 110 Freeway overnight.
The crash was reported around 2:15 a.m. on the southbound lanes of the 110 Freeway near the 10 Freeway interchange.
The officers work for LAPD’s Harbor Division and were assigned to the downtown LA area after it became rowdy following the LA Rams Super Bowl LVI victory. They were on their way to their home base when the crash occurred, officials said.
Witnesses reported seeing the suspect’s vehicle traveling an estimated 100 mph before the crash. Authorities noted one of the officers had be freed from the wreckage.
The man accused of hitting the officers’ patrol car reportedly took off running after the crash. He was later apprehended by other officers at the scene. The suspect, along with two women who were in the suspects' vehicle, were all taken into custody.
The driver faces charges related to being under the influence and being involved in a hit-and-run.
By Monday afternoon, the officers were said to be in stable condition.
The LAPD and California Highway Patrol are investigating.
No further information was immediately released by authorities.
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