Two CA police officers were injured Monday after a patient at Regional Medical Center stole a police SUV and crashed into another patrol unit in San Jose, NBC Bay Area reported. The officers’ injuries were described as minor.
Police said the suspect was a patient at Regional just feet away from the crash. The patient started fighting with security then ran out of the hospital. An officer spotted him nearby and jumped out of his patrol SUV to give chase on foot. However, the suspect returned and stole the patrol car, police say.
Cell phone video from another motorist showed the patrol SUV circling in the roadway before stopping briefly and then accelerating to strike another San Jose patrol vehicle head-on.