Long Beach cop stops erratic driver by crashing into him

A Long Beach police officer stopped an erratic driver Sunday night by slamming his cruiser into their vehicle. Police say driver Francis Kelly hopped the

Officer Brian Eidens says he struck the erratic vehicle head-on.

Officer Brian Eidens says he struck the erratic vehicle head-on. (3/31/15)

LONG BEACH - A Long Beach police officer stopped an erratic driver Sunday night by slamming his cruiser into their vehicle.

Police say driver Francis Kelly hopped the median on West Park Avenue, struck a firefighter memorial and drove into oncoming traffic. Officer Brian Eidens, who was out on patrol, says he struck Kelly's Nissan Altima head-on to prevent further collisions.

Eidens says that he could tell Kelly was unwell while behind the wheel. The 36-year-old had a red face, was foaming at the mouth and not breathing when approached by Eidens. Kelly suffered a seizure at the time.

There is no word on Kelly's condition. Police say he was driving with a suspended license.

Officer Eidens is currently recovering at home.

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