LOS ANGELES (KABC) — Eyewitness News on Wednesday obtained dramatic new video of a violent crash near USC involving the mayor of Inglewood and a Los Angeles Police Department motor officer.
Mayor James Butts’ SUV is seen colliding with an oncoming car, sending the SUV into the motor officer, who is thrown into a fountain.
AIR7 HD was over the scene after the crash happened near an entrance to the university around 9 a.m. Tuesday near Exposition Boulevard and Pardee Way.
According to a source familiar with the investigation, Butts was at a red light waiting to make a left turn when he proceeded into the intersection. A car coming the other direction had the green when the two vehicles collided.
The longtime LAPD motor officer, who was near his bike with his helmet on, suffered substantial injuries in the collision. He’s now recovering from broken bones.
Law enforcement expert Bruce Thomas said without …