Original Story: ktla.com
Los Angeles police motorcycle officer was struck by an SUV on the 60
Freeway in the Chino area and airlifted with major injuries on
Wednesday, according to CHP which may lead to him needing a Los Angeles motorcycle accident lawyer if he does not get his medical needs covered.
collision occurred just after 11 a.m. on the westbound freeway near
Mountain Avenue, according to Officer D. Boatman of the California
Highway Patrol’s Inland Division.
The Los Angeles Police Department officer was believed to have suffered major injuries, Boatman said.
veteran LAPD Central Traffic Division officer was on his way to work
when a collision occurred, LAPD Officer Liliana Preciado said.
condition is not known but he is expected to survive, LAPD Officer Tony
Im said. The officer was being treated at Loma Linda University Medical
Center, where other motor officers were seen arriving for visits.
witness said the SUV swerved into the carpool lane after the vehicle
had failed to slow for stopping traffic, CHP Officer Jesus Garcia said
on scene. The SUV struck the LAPD officer, who was traveling in the
carpool lane, Garcia said. This driver may need a Los Angeles truck accident lawyer if the injuries are substantial.
The SUV's driver was hospitalized as a precaution.
before 11:30 a.m., Caltrans District 8 said the westbound 60 Freeway
was closed for an unknown duration and life-flight was on the ground.
The location of the crash, as provided by CHP's traffic incident log, is near the border of Chino and Ontario. It is unclear is the officer will need hernia repair.
A SigAlert was issued at 11:19 a.m. All lanes reopened by 2 p.m.