A San Diego police officer slammed his cruiser into a parked car while on patrol in the east San Diego County community of Lomita early Tuesday morning.

The crash occurred at about 12:30 a.m. on San Vicente Street, west of Encinitas Avenue.

According to officials at the scene, the officer called in to report the crash himself.  He was taken to a local hospital with minor cuts.

The cause of the crash was not confirmed. Police are investigating.