Motorcycle deputy in crash on Topanga; morning traffic snarled

A sheriff's deputy was injured in a motorcycle crash that has closed Topanga Canyon Boulevard

A main traffic artery to Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu was closed for the bulk of Wednesday morning’s commute after a traffic accident involving a Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy on a motorcycle.

The crash occurred about 5:30 a.m. in the 1500 block of Topanga Canyon Boulevard, sheriff’s officials said.

The deputy was seen up and walking around after the crash, KNBC-TV reported. He was then taken to a local hospital to be treated.

Topanga Canyon Boulevard from Grandview Drive to Pacific Coast Highway was reopened about 11:30 a.m., according to the California Highway Patrol.

An investigation into the cause of the crash is ongoing. Officials told KCBS-TV that the deputy was on his way to the Lost Hills station when the crash occurred. 

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1:24 p.m.: This post was updated to reflect that Topanga Canyon Boulevard had reopened.

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