Irvine: Officer Injured, Second Driver Trapped After Violent Crash

02.08.2020 | 11:58 PM | IRVINE – A dramatic crash injured a police officer and left another driver trapped, late Saturday night.

Authorities responded to reports of a traffic collision involving an Irvine police officer at the intersection of Irvine Center Drive and Yale Avenue around 11:58 AM.

Units arriving on scene located a marked Irvine Police Department patrol vehicle and a Toyota Prius with major damage and the driver trapped.

Firefighter paramedics treated the officer on scene and worked to free the driver of the Prius within 15 minutes.

Both the officer and driver of the Prius were transported to OC Global Medical Center in unknown condition.

A third vehicle was stopped with damage after being sideswiped about a block away but it was unclear if that incident was related.

The crash is being investigated by the California Highway Patrol’s Santa Ana Office.

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