SoCal Police Chief Unhurt In 4-Vehicle Freeway Crash
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles police officials say Chief Charlie Beck is unhurt after being involved in a four-car crash on a Ventura County freeway.
Nearly three hours after the crash Wednesday evening, Beck said via a tweet that he was OK and thankful the others involved were not seriously injured.
City News Service reports a person in one of the other three cars was taken to a hospital for treatment of apparently minor injuries.
Police spokeswoman Nuria Venegas says neither the chief nor his driver was injured.
The California Highway Patrol says a pickup truck entering the 118 Freeway in Simi Valley hit a second vehicle, triggering a chain reaction that also caused damage to the SUV that Beck was riding in.
The 60-year-old Beck tweeted that he would be back at work Thursday.
I'm okay and thankful the others are not seriously injured. Thanks for checking on me. I'll be back to work tomorrow.—
Chief Charlie Beck (@LAPDChiefBeck) May 22, 2014
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