Four police cars crash into one another after one officer failed to notice that his three colleagues stopped at a traffic light

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By: Chan Yuan

(Scroll down for video) Police in California, launched an investigation after a police officer rammed his car into a police cruiser in front of him, police in California said.

The Bakersfield Police Department said that the incident unfolded on Wednesday around 8:00 a.m. as four police officers traveled in separate vehicles on Highway 46 near Interstate 5.

As the first three police officers stopped for a red light, the fourth officer did not notice that the others had stopped. He then rammed the patrol car in front of him, prompting a chain reaction that resulted in damage to all four patrol cars.

Three cars suffered major damage while the fourth had minimal cosmetic damage. A spokesperson for the police department said that the four officers were on their way to a training course.