Collision near campus shuts down traffic Friday night

A collision involving a Los Angeles Police Department cruiser and a civilian vehicle at the intersection of McClintock Avenue and Jefferson Boulevard shut down traffic in all directions shortly after 9 p.m. Friday.

Ambulances were called to the scene for two police officers who sustained moderate injuries, according to the LAPD. They were taken to a local hospital where they are listed in stable condition. The two civilians in the other vehicle were not transported to the hospital.

A collision involving a LAPD cruiser and civilian vehicle north of USC's campus shut down traffic Friday night. - Chris Pham | Daily Trojan


The cause of the accident is still under investigation. Capt. Melissa Zak confirmed that drugs or alcohol do not appear to have been involved.

As of 1:20 a.m. Saturday, a section of Jefferson Boulevard was still closed to to traffic.