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April 06, 2014
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LAPD motorcycle officer critical after crash

The motorcycle officer was stopped at a traffic light when a red SUV rammed him from behind and pinned him to the car in front

By Frank Shyong
Los Angeles Times

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Police Department officer critically injured in a traffic accident Saturday evening is a 26-year veteran of the force, authorities said.

LAPD Cmdr. Andy Smith said the officer, whose name is not being released, has been riding motorcycles for about 20 years.

The motorcycle officer was stopped at a traffic light at the intersection of Lankershim Boulevard and Saticoy Street when a red SUV rammed him from behind and pinned him to the car in front.

The incident occurred at around 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Smith said.

The officer remained in critical condition late Saturday night at a local hospital, where he is undergoing surgery. He is surrounded by his family, and about 50 police officers are awaiting news about his condition, Smith said.

The driver and a passenger in the vehicle that struck the officer from behind are being detained for questioning and possible criminal charges, Smith said.


McClatchy-Tribune News Service

Copyright 2014 the Los Angeles Times






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