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 median on West Park Avenue, struck a firefighter

News 12 Staff

Mar 31, 2015, 7:01 AM

Updated 3,344 days ago

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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 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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