Beverly Hills Crashes
Off-Duty Officer Dies in Cement Truck Crash on Same Beverly Hills Street Where Officer Died
The Los Angeles Police Department mourned the loss of the officer to die on a hilly stretch of a Beverly Hills road in less than two months. Beverly White reports for the NBC4 News at 11 p.m. Friday, May 9, 2014. (Published Friday, May 9, 2014)
An off-duty Los Angeles police officer was killed Friday in a crash with a cement truck on the same Beverly Hills street where an officer was killed in March and a cement truck smashed into parked cars last week, police said.
Los Angeles Police Department Chief Charlie Beck confirmed the officer killed was a 25-year veteran LAPD detective, but his name was not immediately released. He worked at the Southwest Division in South LA.
A poster at the Southwest Division station identified the fallen officer as Ernest Allen.
Another LAPD Officer Killed on Deadly Stretch of Road
A cement truck struck a pickup truck in Beverly Hills Friday afternoon, killing an off-duty LAPD detective on the same roadway where Officer Nick Lee died in a similar accident in March. Mekahlo Medina and Beverly White report from Beverly Hills for the NBC4 News at 5 p.m. on Friday, May 9, 2014.
(Published Friday, May 9, 2014)
Fellow officers carried his body, shrouded in a flag, into a coroner’s van.
It’s a tragedy that weighs heavy on my heart and the 10,000 officers on the Los Angeles Police Department, Beck said at an afternoon press conference. Part of the way to properly mourn heroes like this is to emulate their lives and have a life of service like they did. There’s no solution for this kind of grief.
Fatal Beverly Hills Crashes
He was in the area for a second job, Beck said.
Firefighters were called out to Loma Vista Drive at Doheny Road before 2 p.m. A cement truck, with its spilled load and a crushes pickup truck could be seen in the neighborhood.
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The cement truck driver was in serious condition at a hospital, Beverly Hills police said.
LAPD Officer Killed in Crash Identified
The Los Angeles Police Department identified Nicholas Lee as the officer who was killed in a crash with a dump truck in Beverly Hills on Friday morning. Investigators were looking into the possibility the truck’s brakes failed. John Cádiz Klemack reports from the crash scene in Beverly Hills for the NBC4 News at 5 p.m. on Friday, March 7, 2014.
(Published Friday, March 7, 2014)
Ingrid Bisu felt what she thought was an earthquake, went outside and saw the cement truck driver on the ground outside of the truck.
She said it appeared the cement truck first hit a tree before colliding with the pickup truck.
The pickup truck was a mess, she said. It was crushed.
The site of Friday’s crash was about 25 yards away from where LAPD Officer Nicholas Lee was killed March 7. He and his partner were responding to an emergency call when their car was hit by a dump truck.
Fatal LAPD Crash Investigation Continues
The female officer who survived a deadly crash in Beverly Hills on Friday hopes to be released from a hospital today as the CHP continues their investigation into the crash that killed LAPD veteran Nicholas Choung Lee. Reggie Kumar reports live from Beverly Hills for Today in LA on Saturday, March 8, 2014.
(Published Saturday, March 8, 2014)
On May 2, the driver of a cement truck was hurt when he crashed on Loma Vista, spilling cement.
Loma Vista Drive was expected to be closed to traffic between Doheny Road and Drury Lane through early Saturday as police investigated the fatal crash, Beverly Hills police Sgt. Max Subin said.
Funeral Set for Fallen LAPD Officer
Family and friends, with the assistance of the Los Angeles Police Department, prepare for fallen LAPD Officer Nicholas Lee’s funeral. John Cádiz Klemack reports for NBC4 News at 5 p.m. on Monday, March. 10, 2014.
(Published Monday, March 10, 2014)
Bisu is concerned about the number of collisions there.
I drive this every day and I think the city should do something about it.
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A cement truck crushed several cars in its path as it lost control on the same Beverly Hills road where an LAPD officer was recently killed. The truck’s driver was hospitalized with serious injuries. Ted Chen reports from Beverly Hills for the NBC4 News at 5 p.m. on Friday, May 2, 2014.
(Published Friday, May 2, 2014)
Officials issued a 30-day moratorium for heavy vehicles on that street while they figure out how to deal with the danger.
After last Friday’s crash, Beverly Hills police issued a statement saying officers have increased commercial vehicle enforcement in the area and that the city was developing stringent regulations to control truck traffic on high-risk streets through the construction permit process.
The statement called it a critical public safety issue and said the Beverly Hills Police Department and other city departments are aggressively working together to avoid future accidents.
NBC4’s Christina Cocca, Kelly Goff, and Rosa Ordaz contributed to this report.
Published at 2:09 PM PDT on May 9, 2014 | Updated at 1:26 PM PDT on May 12, 2014