Officer Involved in Collision While Responding to Emergency Call

Minor injuries reported in the crash, police said.

A Glendora Police officer received minor injuries when he was involved in a collision Wednesday morning.

The officer was responding with a second police unit to a call when the collision happened in the intersection of Lorraine Avenue and Foothill Blvd. at 7:40 a.m. The officer's cruiser was broadsided by a car traveling northbound. The officer was transported to an area hospital for a complaint of soreness, but has been released, said Lieutenant Jamie Caldwell of Glendora Police.

The officers were traveling east with lights and sirens, en route to a reported injury collision in the 1300 block of East Foothill Blvd. Both police cruisers cleared the intersection. Northbound traffic in the left turn lane and the No. 1 lane was stopped, but a northbound car in the second lane moved through the intersection and struck the police cruiser, Caldwell said.

The female driver was uninjured in the crash.

"We're not sure if the person did not hear, or see the lights and sirens. Everyone in the intersection had stopped, though. She was very concerned about the officer," Caldwell said.

The police cruiser received moderate damage in the crash, while the woman's car received moderate to major damage.

The original call the officers were responding to turned out to not be an injury collision, or a collision at all. The vehicle was merely disabled, Caldwell said.

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Jack Morgan December 06, 2012 at 06:13 PM
Chest pain is chest pain, the officer's are all EMT certified. They can provide CPR and other medical assistance if needed. So what do you think "VAL" the officer is trying to get their 1st just to say look at me. Your full of it, maybe you should pay better attention to your surroundings, you could not hear the sirens or see his lights. Come on! HAVE YOUR SIGHT AND HEARING CHECKED AND THEN KEEP ON CHUCKLING.
Jack Morgan December 06, 2012 at 06:13 PM
Well said Debbie.
Jack Morgan December 06, 2012 at 06:14 PM
well said Kate.
Lulu December 07, 2012 at 01:52 AM
Just an FYI...all GPD police units are equipped with AEDs and they are all trained in first aid and CPR. Whoever arrives first, whether it be GPD or the Fire Dept., they will immediately begin rendering aid. If GPD gets there first they will start the process and let the Fire Dept. take over when they arrive. Thank you GPD for your quick response time! We are a very fortunate commnuity!
John December 12, 2012 at 10:52 PM
It wasn't Val who was experiencing a possible heart attack, so how dare they respond quickly! If it were her or her family I bet that attitude would change in a hurry!


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