SAPD Vehicle Collides with SAPD Motorcycle During Traffic Stop

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Apparently one hell of a car chase took place in Santa Ana this weekend because to Santa Ana PD vehicles apparently collided during it. Here’s what we know, courtesy a SAPD news release sent out about an hour ago:

On Sunday, November 17, 2019, at approximately 8:28 pm a Santa Ana Police Motor Officer and Patrol Sergeant were attempting to initiate a traffic stop on a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed westbound on McFadden Avenue from Graham Lane. As the police motor and vehicle proceeded after the traffic violator, they collided on McFadden just east of Pacific Avenue. The motor officer and sergeant were both injured and transported to local hospitals for treatment. The cause of this collision is under investigation.

According to the Orange County Register, the motorcycle officer sustained serious but non-life threatening injuries, and remained at the hospital through Monday.

“Both officers had been working a detail aimed at curbing street racing,” the paper added.

In any case, anyone with any knowledge about this collision is urged to contact SAPD Corporal Brett Nelson at (714) 245-8208.

Anthony Pignataro has been a journalist since 1996. He spent a dozen years as Editor of MauiTime, the last alt weekly in Hawaii. He also wrote three trashy novels about Maui, which were published by Event Horizon Press. But he got his start at OC Weekly, and returned to the paper in 2019 as a Staff Writer.

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