Police cruiser in Skyline crash
The police cruiser involved in the Skyline crash. Courtesy OnScene.TV

Several people suffered minor injuries in two unrelated collisions involving police cruisers in the Grant Hill and Skyline areas.

The first crash was reported shortly after 4 p.m. Thursday at 30th and L streets, according to San Diego Police. The circumstances leading up to the crash were under investigation.

The officer and the other motorist involved in the crash were transported to a hospital, both with minor injuries, Officer Robert Heims said.

A vehicle description was not immediately available.

The second crash happened shortly after 5:45 p.m. Thursday on Skyline Drive near 69th Street, Heims said.

An officer from the department’s southwest division was traveling eastbound on Skyline Drive just north of Morse High School when he received radio instructions to respond to a 911 call, Lt. Mike Ramsay told OnScene TV.

The officer activated his emergency lights and siren, started to make a U-turn near 69th Street and collided with a Kia Soul, Ramsay said.

The officer complained of pain to his right shoulder, while five people inside the Kia — three adults, an 8-year-old and a 2-year-old — were all taken to a hospital for evaluation, Ramsay said. All injuries were considered minor.

Department traffic division officers were investigating both crashes.

— City News Service

Chris Jennewein

Chris Jennewein is Editor & Publisher of Times of San Diego.