2 injured when police cruiser and Honda collide in Hawthorne

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California Highway Patrol is investigating a car accident in Hawthorne that sent a police sergeant and another driver to the hospital early his morning. 

Authorities say the crash involved a police cruiser and a Honda that collided shortly before 2 a.m. Wednesday in the Los Angeles suburb.

CHP officer Robert Manzano told KPCC's Ashley Bailey that there is no word yet on how fast either car was going — the police car was heading down El Segundo Boulevard while the other car was pulling out of an alley. 

Manzano said the Honda driver was ejected and that she's in surgery at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. El Segundo Boulevard will be closed until about 10:00 between Doty and Kornblum avenues.

AP reports the car  — which came to rest against a wall in front of a home — was torn nearly in half.

The police sergeant, they say, was given a neck brace and taken away on a gurney.  It was not known whether the police car had its siren and lights on.