Car crash causes major damage to police vehicle

Claire Scholl, NewsChannel 3 Assignment Editor,
Sara Bush
POSTED: 06:35 PM PDT Jun 05, 2013    UPDATED: 03:18 PM PDT Jun 06, 2013 

Santa Barbara Police are investigating after one of their officers was involved in a car crash Wednesday.

It happened just before 5:30 p.m. at the intersection of De La Guerra and De La Vina streets. According to witnesses, a woman driving a red SUV crashed into the officer as he was driving down De La Vina Street.

The driver of the SUV was taken to the hospital. The officer and a passenger were taken to the hospital as well.

No injuries were reported, but the police car had major front-end damage. Surrounding streets were closed for police investigation. 

De La Vina St. & W De La Guerra St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101