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Officers Taken to Hospital After SMPD Vehicles Collide

Two SMPD vehicles collide Thursday afternoon

By Sam Catanzaro

Two Santa Monica police vehicles collided at high-speed in Santa Monica Thursday afternoon leading to injuries.

According to an SMPD officer on the scene, two Santa Monica Police Department (SMPD) vehicles, an unmarked captain’s car and a squad car, collided at Pico Boulevard and Lincoln Boulevard Thursday, March 19 around 3 p.m.

The squad car was traveling West on Pico Boulevard and the unmarked vehicle was traveling south on Lincoln Boulevard, according to the SMPD, who says both vehicles were going over 50 mph. The squad car was in the midst of a Code 3 response.

The crash resulted in injuries and individuals were transported to a local hospital. According to the SMPD in a Facebook post Thursday night, all officers are currently in good spirits and are being evaluated at local hospitals.

Phil Brock contributed to this report.

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