Another Officer also Injured in Traffic Collision
On Friday an LAPD officer was killed during a traffic collision in the City of Beverly Hills. The accident also injured a second Los Angeles Police Officer.
Around 8 a.m. this morning, Hollywood Division Officer, Nicholas Lee and his partner were responding to an “unknown trouble” radio call in the City of Los Angeles when a large truck lost control and collided with their patrol car at Robert Lane and Loma Vista Drive in the city of Beverly Hills.
Los Angeles Fire Department personnel responded to the scene and pronounced Officer Lee dead at scene and transported his partner to a local hospital. The driver of the large truck was also taken to a hospital in critical condition. Officer Lee’s partner officer and the truck driver are expected to survive their injuries.
Officer Lee leaves behind a wife and two young daughters. Officers Lee was a 16 year veteran of the Department. His past assignments include: Van Nuys Area, Wilshire Area and Hollywood Area and has received over 70 commendations. Most recently Officer Lee was involved in sending a live birthday card video to a 7-year-old boy suffering from Leukemia. This card can be viewed at http://youtu.be/0NlwHq5lKqY and https://vimeo.com/88196960