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LAPD motorcycle officer injured in Hollywood traffic crash

LAPD motorcycle officer injured in Hollywood traffic crash, no arrests made

A Los Angeles police motorcycle officer was injured early Thursday when he was struck by a car in Hollywood, officials said.

The collision occurred about 5:40 a.m. at the intersection of Santa Monica Boulevard and Las Palmas Avenue, said Officer Liliana Preciado.

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FOR THE RECORD

An earlier version of this post said the collision occurred in West Hollywood. It was  in Hollywood.

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The car's driver remained at the scene and no arrests had been made. The officer complained of pain in his leg and was taken to a local hospital for evaluation.

The incident highlights the dangers officers can face on the roads. So far this year, at least four LAPD officers have been killed in traffic collisions -- only one was off-duty.

A motorcycle officer was rear-ended and pinned against another vehicle by a suspected intoxicated driver. A patrol officer in his cruiser was allegedly deliberately struck and killed by a man trying to help a friend evade police. And two were killed in Beverly Hills when they collided with large, out-of-control, triple-axle construction trucks.

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