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LAPD motorcycle officer is hospitalized with broken bones after Van Nuys collision

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The motorcycle crash occurred in the 6900 block of Van Nuys Boulevard.
(Los Angeles Times)

A Los Angeles Police Department motorcycle officer was taken to a hospital with broken bones after colliding with an SUV Friday morning in Van Nuys, authorities said.

A woman in the SUV was pulling out of a private driveway in the 6900 block of Van Nuys Boulevard when the accident occurred just before 10:15 a.m., said LAPD Sgt. David Delgado.

The officer was admitted to the hospital for the night for observation.

Delgado did not identify the injured officer, but said he was assigned to the Valley Traffic Division and has worked for LAPD for about eight years, with about the last three as a motorcycle officer.

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Intoxication was not a factor in the collision, and the woman driving the SUV remained at the scene, Delgado said. Her condition is unknown.

Aerial footage by an ABC-7 helicopter showed a black motorcycle with a crushed front-end and an SUV surrounded by debris and broken glass.

Times staff writer Tony Barboza contributed to this report.


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