Jose Nicholas Lopez Arrested, 2 Hospitalized after Car Crash on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard [Los Angeles, CA]

Jose Nicholas Lopez Arrested, 2 Hospitalized after Car Crash on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard [Los Angeles, CA]

Jose Nicholas Lopez Arrested, Two Officers Hospitalized after Car Crash on Martin Luther King Boulevard [Los Angeles, CA]
Jose Nicholas Lopez Arrested, 2 Hospitalized after Car Crash on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard [Los Angeles, CA]

Two Officers Injured in Patrol Vehicle Collision near Hillcrest Drive

LOS ANGELES, CA (December 12, 2022) – Sunday evening, Jose Nicholas Lopez was arrested after a car crash on Martin Luther King Boulevard.

The collision occurred on December 4th, at around 5:00 p.m., near Hillcrest Drive. 

According to reports, officers responded to a request for a backup call from Southwest Area Gang Officers. There, responding units spotted a dark Nissan sedan heading north in the southbound lanes of traffic.

The Nissan then accelerated toward the police vehicle before striking the passenger side of the police car. Responding medics transported two officers to a nearby hospital for treatment of unspecified injuries. 

Meanwhile, police arrested the Nissan driver, 21-year-old Jose Nicholas Lopez, for assault with a deadly weapon on a police officer. His bail is set for $50,000.

Los Angeles Officials are asking anyone with information about the crash to contact LAPD Robbery Homicide Division at (213) 4486-6890.

Thousands of people are injured each year due to reckless driving. If you’re behind the wheel, pay attention to the road and your surroundings. You can help prevent an accident by abiding by all traffic laws and observing safety precautions.


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