Police Officer Killed Following Car Accident

According to KTLA News in Los Angeles, a police officer was killed on July 10 after his patrol car collided with another police patrol car as they were responding to a robbery report.

Ryan Stringer, 26, was the officer who lost his life in the tragic car accident.  Stringer survived serious injuries following a motorcycle accident last year as well.

The two patrol cars collided near the intersection of N. Garfield Avenue and E. Main Street at approximately 2:30 a.m.  According to the police report, one of the cars ran a red light just before the collision.  A witness described Stringer as “bleeding pretty profusely” following the accident.  The name of the other officer has not been released, but he is listed in stable condition at Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena.

It was not clear if Stringer was wearing a seat belt, said Alhambra Police Chief Mark Yokoyama.  The investigation of the accident is being lead by the California Highway Patrol.

“We have several departments helping in the investigation for a number of reasons, one of which is to allow us to grieve the loss of our police officer, and the other is to allow full transparency in the investigation,” said Yokoyama.

The flag at the Alhambra Police Department was raised at half-mast the following day.

Bonnici Law Group—San Diego car accident attorney.

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