Bob Redell

Airbags ‘Randomly' Deploy on San Jose Officer Driving in Parking Garage

A San Jose police officer on Monday was taken to a hospital and later released after side airbags in her patrol car "randomly" deployed while she was driving in a parking structure, according to police.

The incident occurred around 2:53 a.m. at a parking garage located near N. 10th and E. San Fernando streets, police said.

The patrol car was not involved in a crash when the airbags deployed, according to police.

Police initially stated that the officer was doing paperwork in the patrol car when the airbags deployed.

It is not clear what caused the airbags to deploy, according to police. An investigation is ongoing.

Further information was not available.

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