SAN DIEGO, CA — Two SDPD officers were injured early Wednesday in San Diego’s Kearny Mesa area when their cruiser was struck by another vehicle during a pursuit, reports KUSI.
San Diego Police Department officials said the crash occurred on Kearny Mesa Road near Clairemont Mesa Boulevard.
Preliminary details indicate the events first unfolded shortly after midnight in La Mesa, when area officers observed the driver of a Mercedes-Benz running a red light and entering State Route 125 from the wrong direction.
La Mesa Police officers pursued the fleeing vehicle until it entered San Diego city limits, at which point the chase was taken up by SDPD officers.
The driver was followed through multiple neighborhoods until officers were able to close in on the suspect near Kearny Mesa Road and Clairemont Mesa Boulevard. At one point, the driver crashed their vehicle into an SDPD squad car, causing minor injuries to two officers inside.
Authorities said after a struggle, the male suspect was arrested.
The injured officers were taken to a nearby hospital for an evaluation but were released shortly after.
No other details have been shared at this time.
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