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LAPD motorcycle officer injured in hit-and-run on 105 Freeway

A motorcycle officer was struck by a hit-and-run driver on the 105 Freeway near Lynwood early Monday. It is not clear what agency the officer works for or the severity of the officer’s injuries.

A Los Angeles Police Department motorcycle officer was struck by a hit-and-run driver on the 105 Freeway near Lynwood early Monday, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The crash was reported on the westbound 105 Freeway near Atlantic Avenue about 5:30 a.m. It occurred when a vehicle crossed into the carpool lane of the freeway and struck the motorcycle officer. The vehicle fled after the crash, according to witnesses and a CHP traffic log.

The motorcyclist is an officer with the LAPD’s Central Traffic Division. He was taken to a local hospital with minor injuries, said Officer Drake Madison.

“Thankfully, it was minor, especially on the freeway, where you expect speeds to be higher,” Madison said.

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The carpool lane on the 105 was blocked for more than an hour as officials investigated the crash and loaded the damaged motorcycle onto a tow truck. The lane reopened shortly after 7 a.m.

Authorities are searching for a silver or dark-colored BMW that is suspected to have been involved in the crash. The vehicle probably has damage to its rear left side door or quarter panel, the CHP said.

hannah.fry@latimes.com

Twitter: @Hannahnfry

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