LAPD motorcycle officer hospitalized in unknown condition after crash involving car in Chinatown

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Saturday, March 12, 2022
LAPD motorcycle officer hospitalized after crash in Chinatown
A Los Angeles Police Department motorcycle officer was hospitalized after he collided with a civilian vehicle at an intersection in Chinatown.

CHINATOWN, LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- A Los Angeles Police Department officer was hospitalized in unknown condition Friday afternoon after his LAPD motorcycle and a civilian vehicle collided at an intersection in Chinatown.

The crash occurred shortly after 2 p.m. at Alpine and Main streets, prompting a response from fellow officers and Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics.

The injured officer was transported to nearby L.A. County-USC Medical Center by ambulance, which was escorted by police vehicles. Aerial video from AIR7 HD showed the officer wearing a neck brace while being wheeled into the hospital's emergency room on a gurney.

Whether the driver of the car involved in the collision was seriously injured was not immediately clear.

The cause of the crash was under investigation.

DEVELOPING: More details will be added to this report as they become available.