BRAWLEY — Two Brawley police officers suffered minor injuries today when their patrol units collided during a pursuit, causing one unit to crash into a Main Street business.
Officer Robert Vega and Sgt. Jeff Northup were both taken to Pioneers Memorial Hospital in Brawley. Police staffers said both officers were thought to be in good condition.
The collision occurred about 1 a.m. as Vega and Northup were backing up an officer involved in a foot pursuit in the 1100 block of G Street.
Vega had left the police station and was traveling east on Main. Northup left the station moments after Vega.
According to the California Highway Patrol, Northup was traveling about 40 mph on Main approaching Cesar Chavez Street.
Vega had stopped on the south curb of Cesar Chavez and as Northup approached he attempted a quick U-turn to position himself near the suspect being pursued by the other officer.