Police Officer Injured in Head-On Crash on Lakewood Boulevard and Columbia Way [Downey, CA]

Police Officer Injured in Head-On Crash on Lakewood Boulevard and Columbia Way [Downey, CA]
Police Officer Injured in Head-On Crash on Lakewood Boulevard and Columbia Way [Downey, CA]

Downey Auto Accident on Lakewood Boulevard and Columbia Way Sends Downey Police Officer to Hospital

DOWNEY, CA (March 14, 2023) – Early Monday morning, a police officer suffered injuries in a head-on crash on Lakewood Boulevard and Columbia Way.

The crash involving an officer’s patrol SUV and a civilian sedan happened at around 1:45 a.m. on Lakewood Boulevard and Columbia Way.

Meanwhile, the California Highway Patrol has also confirmed that the officer was transported to the hospital for treatment.

Also, video footage from the scene reveals significant front-end damage to both vehicles, with airbags deployed in both the police SUV and the white sedan. Moreover, Downey firefighters can also be seen removing an injured man from the civilian car.

In a Facebook post that was updated at 3:38 a.m., the Downey Police Department urged drivers to avoid the area. The northbound lanes of Lakewood Boulevard were closed from Donovan to Alameda streets. Meanwhile, authorities also closed the northbound lanes of Columbia Way from Imperial Highway.

At this time, the cause of the accident remained unknown. Once additional details become available, the public will be notified.

Moreover, the Downey Police Department has not provided further details regarding the condition of the injured officer or the civilian driver.


Ways to Deal with Head-On Crash in Downey

 
Each year, around 20-50 million people are injured or become disabled due to an auto crash. To avoid suffering from such incidents, practice safe driving habits on the road at all times.
 
Steve Baric of Sweet Lawyers says, “The most valuable step you can take in response to a vehicle crash is hiring a personal injury attorney. Personal injury attorneys prioritize your recovery. At the same time, they will secure your future from further losses a severe accident can bring.”
 
If you’re involved in a serious traffic accident, call us. Sweet Lawyers have over 40 years of experience in the legal field. We know what it takes to win your auto accident, personal injury, or disability case. We promise to fight, day and night, to achieve the justice and compensation that you and your family deserve. Thus, call our offices at (800) 674 7852 for a free consultation with a professional in your area.

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