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A driver finds himself in an awkward predicament after running a red light and crashing directly into a police cruiser early Thursday morning in San Diego.

According to police accident reports, the collision took place at the intersection of Ash and 1st Streets just after 12:30 a.m. where a Nissan Altima sedan traveling westbound on Ash drove through a red light and smashed into a Crown Victoria police car traveling northbound on 1st street.

The collision collapsed the front end of the Nissan sedan, and sent the police car spinning more than 40 feet away towards the opposite end of the intersection.

Paramedics were called to the scene and tended to the police officer, who complained of pain in his leg. The driver who ran the light was unhurt in the accident.

At this time no citations have been issues, and drugs and alcohol appeared to not be factors. Police will now conduct a more thorough investigation into the full causes of the incident to hand out the proper punishment for running the light and striking the police car.

The accident forced the closure of the intersection for multiple hours as cleanup crews worked to clear the area of bits of Nissan Altima. As much of the front end was smashed in, the vehicle needed to be towed away from the scene, which will receive a complete examination during the investigation.

The lack of any citations being issued has raised questions about the circumstances of the crash, and if perhaps some of the details of the accident have not been fully revealed.

Some have even gone so far as to speculate that the police cruiser may have actually caused the crash, though such a possibility conflicts with accident reports.

If you or someone you know has been hurt in an accident with a vehicle running a red light, you should seek help. These kinds of collisions can be entirely unexpected and unavoidable, and can inflict serious damage to vehicles and those inside. Thankfully, you may be entitled to compensation, which we at AA Accident Attorneys can help you recover.

Our San Diego accident lawyers are well-versed in all of California’s complicated system of laws, and can confidently navigate you through the complex legal process. We will work hard to represent you both as legal professionals and as citizens who drive the same roads and live in the same neighborhoods. We will not charge you a thing of our services until your case is one. Call us today for your free evaluation!

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