Surveillance video shows tow truck running red light, causing multi-vehicle crash in South LA

Two LAPD officers were hospitalized this morning, one in serious-to-critical condition and the other in stable condition, with injuries suffered in a multi-vehicle crash in South Los Angeles. 

Surveillance video now shows that a tow truck apparently ran a red light causing the collision. 

Newton Division officers were responding to a backup call about 9:50 p.m. Wednesday when the tow truck driver ran the light at the intersection of East Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Main Street, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

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Video from the scene shows the LAPD SUV smashing against the rear passenger side of the tow truck, two other vehicles were also involved in the crash.

Officers tried to pry the driver's side door of the police vehicle open until the arrival of Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics, who used the Jaws of Life to free the officer behind the wheel of the police vehicle who was trapped in the wreckage.

The officer was placed on a gurney and rushed to a waiting ambulance in serious-to-critical condition, police said. The other officer was hospitalized in stable condition.

Their names were not immediately released.

The driver of the tow truck was taken to a hospital in critical condition, police said. Five other people suffered minor injuries in the crash, according to the LAFD.

The investigation is ongoing.