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Long Beach motorcycle officer hurt in car crash

A Long Beach police officer was hospitalized with after his motorcycle collided with a car that turned in front of him on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012.

February 5, 2012 12:00:00 AM PST
A Long Beach police officer was hospitalized with non life-threatening injuries after the motorcycle he was riding collided with a car that turned in front of him.

The incident happened at about 6 p.m. Saturday at the intersection of Anaheim Street and Walnut Avenue.

Investigators say the officer was on his way to a checkpoint for unlicensed and impaired drivers. He was traveling westbound on Anaheim Street and about to pass through the intersection at Walnut Avenue on a green light when a blue Ford Focus traveling eastbound on Anaheim crashed into him.

Two other motorcycle officers were able to avoid the crash.

The 47-year-old driver of the car was cited for not having a license and making an unsafe turn.


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