A San Diego Police Department officer was injured in a crash involving two other cars in Pacific Beach Friday night that ended with his squad car plowing into an electrical box.
The collision happened around 11:30 p.m. at Garnet Avenue and Mission Bay Boulevard. Authorities said the SDPD officer was driving through the busy intersection when his car was T-boned by a pick-up truck.
The officer’s car then slammed into an electrical box on the curb and the pick-up truck collided with another car.
When medics and other officers arrived on scene, the cop in the squad car was unconscious. He suffered a concussion and was taken to a local hospital, police said. He was treated overnight and was expected to be released Saturday.
The driver in the second car struck by the pick-up truck also sustained unspecified injuries and was transported to a local hospital.
The roads – including the southbound Interstate 5 off-ramp to Garnet Avenue – were blocked off to traffic for several hours while officials worked to collect evidence and clear the scene of the crash.
The collision is under investigation.