Police officer crashes car with arrested suspect in backseat in City Heights, both transported with injuries

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — A San Diego police officer and a prisoner he was transporting were injured Monday when the cruiser they were in crashed on Interstate 15 in City Heights.

The crash occurred shortly before 1 p.m., when the lawman suffered an unknown type of medical crisis while heading south en route to SDPD headquarters, police said.

The black-and-white patrol SUV struck a center divider near University Avenue, then veered to the right and careened off the west side of the freeway, Sgt. Thomas Sullivan said.

A passer-by pulled over to offer assistance prior to the arrival of emergency personnel. Medics took the stricken officer and the arrestee, whose names were not released, to a hospital for treatment of injuries of undisclosed severity.

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