The officers were hit while investigating the scene from a pursuit near the Yorba Linda Boulevard exit
Fullerton, Calif. – Three Los Angeles Police Department officers and one other person were hospitalized after a crash that happened early Tuesday morning in Fullerton.
The accident occurred around 2 a.m. on the 57 Freeway near the Yorba Linda Boulevard exit.
The California Highway Patrol said the officers were on the freeway investigating the scene from a pursuit, searching for a possible weapon that the driver being pursued threw out during the chase.
There were no details given about how the accident happened.
The three officers and one other person were taken to the hospital with unspecified injuries.
Authorities said the police chase started in Los Angeles at the intersection of Maple Avenue and Washington Boulevard, involving a driver reportedly driving a stolen vehicle.
The pursuit went onto several freeways, including I-5, I-60, I-605, and I-105, before ending on the 57 Freeway after about one and a half hours.
The pursuit was concluded at a police barricade near a hotel on Atlantic, and the suspect was arrested.
All northbound lanes of 57 Freeway remained closed after the accident.
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