LA HABRA (CNS) – A La Habra police vehicle collided with two other vehicles during a brief pursuit today, leaving the officer and another person with minor injuries.

The officer tried to conduct a traffic stop about 12:25 a.m. on Imperial Highway, but the motorist sped off, followed by the police vehicle with its emergency lights and siren activated, according to the La Habra Police Department.

“While following the vehicle westbound Imperial Highway at Idaho Street, the officer collided with another vehicle and then struck a third vehicle,” according to police. “The officer and another party sustained minor injuries from the collision.

“The vehicle the officer (had) attempted to stop continued fleeing the scene,” police said. “At the request of the La Habra Police Department, the California Highway Patrol is handling the collision investigation.”

Anyone with information on the case was urged to call the La Habra Police Department at (562) 383-4300.

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