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LAPD motorcycle officer hurt in downtown car crash

A late night crash in downtown Los Angeles sent an LAPD motorcycle officer to the hospital on Friday, Oct. 26, 2012.

October 26, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
A Los Angeles motorcycle officer was hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries after his bike collided with a car in the downtown area early Friday morning.

The incident happened just after midnight at the intersection of 4th and Alameda streets.

Investigators say the officer was driving along a Ford Mustang when the driver of the car started to make a left hand turn and hit the officer. The officer lost control of the motorcycle and crashed.

The officer was transported to the hospital in stable condition.

Alcohol was not a factor in the crash. It was unclear if the driver of the Mustang will face any charges.