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A Falck ambulance for San Diego. Courtesy of the company

The 21-year-old driver of a Toyota Camry was hospitalized Saturday after sustaining injuries in a multi-vehicle collision involving a police cruiser in San Diego.

Officers from the San Diego Police Department responded at 11:02 p.m. Friday to the 4900 block of College Avenue where they learned the driver of the Camry was heading southbound on College Avenue and a police officer was driving slightly behind her in the lane next to her, said Officer Robert Heims.

The Camry driver made a U-turn from her lane in front of the police officer and the right front of the officer’s vehicle struck the left front of the Camry. After the collision, the officer’s vehicle struck two other parked vehicles on the northbound side of the street, Heims said.

The driver of the Camry was taken to the hospital with serious injuries and the officer sustained a laceration to the left side of his head, police said.

A passenger in the Camry was not injured.

The department’s Traffic Division is investigating the crash and anyone with information related to it was asked to call 858-495-7800 or San Diego Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.