Oliver’s car accident while on duty

While responding to a call, the patrol car of our son Oliver was broadsided by a car beating a red light in LA at about 2:30 am last Saturday. He sustained two fractures in his upper right arm. His partner, who was driving, had only minor injuries. We’re thankful that that was his only injury, and no surgery was needed. He was released from the hospital after an overnight stay. We spoke to him yesterday and he would be fine, by God’s grace.

We’re also thankful that Lem drove down from San Jose for no other reason except to visit them and other friends in LA, so he was there right before all these events happened. As well, Oliver has a lot of support from the many friends he has made at the LAPD.

Oliver will be on Injured on Duty for about 4 months, but LAPD has great medical and on-leave benefits, and we’re thankful for that too. Even the mayor of LA and the chief of police paid him a visit at the hospital.

Please pray for him as he’s on pain medications which keep him drowsy for the most part. Also for his wife Nem as she cares for a sort of disabled husband (imagine how complicated and time-consuming “simple” things such as changing shirts and baths would be!).

About Nollie

Associate Pastor of Trinity United Reformed Church in Walnut Creek, CA. Assigned as missionary to the Philippines. Lives just outside Metro Manila with wife and daughter. Three older boys live and work in CA.
Bob & Erly Betia says:


Oliver says:

Thanks yto everyone for their prayers and support!

Junny says:

Yes sir , I will Pray for your son… complete healing….

Martha Martens says:

So sorry to hear of Oli’s accident. Praise God that it was not more serious. Michael and I will pray for both Oli and Nem.

Melissa says:

We’ll be praying for quick healing! Praise the Lord his injuries were minor.

Gene says:

My family and the Los Angeles Filipino Baptist Church are praying for God’s healing to Oliver Malabuyo a member of   L A bravest and finest.  May God always keep watch over you!

Donni Miller says:

We’ll be praying that Oliver’s arm heals quickly and that he’s a good patient for Nem.  Many blessings to all of you in the Philippines too!  Donni & Curt