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News Release

Friday, August 1, 2014

Media Relations

LAUSD Police Officers Injured In Traffic Collision NR14291nv

Sun Valley:  Two LAUSD officers involved in a traffic collision in the area of Arleta Avenue north of Roscoe Boulevard were seriously injured.

On Friday, August 1, 2014, around 8:15 a.m., officers from the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) Police Department were traveling northbound Arleta Avenue in their black and white police vehicle when they collided with the rear of a privately owned dump truck.  The officers were not en route to an emergency call.    

Both officers sustained serious injuries and were transported to a local hospital, where they are listed in serious but stable condition.  The driver of the dump truck was also transported to a local hospital for observation.     

Anyone with information about this incident is requested to call LAPD Valley Traffic Division detectives D. Larkin or W. Bustos at (818) 644-8115.  During non-business hours or on the weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247).  Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477).  Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone.  All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.”  Tipsters may also go to, click on “webtips” and follow the prompts.