LAPD Motor Officer Airlifted After Crash on 60 Fwy in Chino Area

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A Los Angeles police motorcycle officer was struck by an SUV on the 60 Freeway in the Chino area and airlifted with major injuries on Wednesday, according to CHP.

Officials investigate a crash involving a Los Angeles Police Department motorcycle officer who was injured in a crash along the 60 Freeway in Chino on July 13, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

Officials investigate a crash involving a Los Angeles Police Department motorcycle officer who was injured in a crash along the 60 Freeway in Chino on July 13, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

The collision occurred just after 11 a.m. on the westbound freeway near Mountain Avenue, according to Officer D. Boatman of the California Highway Patrol’s Inland Division.

The Los Angeles Police Department officer was believed to have suffered major injuries, Boatman said.

The veteran LAPD Central Traffic Division officer was on his way to work when a collision occurred, LAPD Officer Liliana Preciado said.

His condition is not known but he is expected to survive, LAPD Officer Tony Im said. The officer was being treated at Loma Linda University Medical Center, where other motor officers were seen arriving for visits.

A Los Angeles Police motorcycle officer was injured in a crash along the 60 freeway on July 13, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

A Los Angeles Police motorcycle officer was injured in a crash along the 60 freeway on July 13, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

Aerial video from Sky5 showed a silver Toyota SUV stopped at the scene.

A witness said the SUV swerved into the carpool lane after the vehicle had failed to slow for stopping traffic, CHP Officer Jesus Garcia said on scene. The SUV struck the LAPD officer, who was traveling in the carpool lane, Garcia said.

The SUV's driver was hospitalized as a precaution.

Just before 11:30 a.m., Caltrans District 8 said the westbound 60 Freeway was closed for an unknown duration and life-flight was on the ground.

Authorities investigate the scene where an LAPD officer was struck in a crash on the 60 Freeway in the Chino area on July 13, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

Authorities investigate the scene where an LAPD officer was struck in a crash on the 60 Freeway in the Chino area on July 13, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

The officer's severely damaged BMW motorcycle was on the freeway next to the center divider, Sky5 video showed.

The location of the crash, as provided by CHP's traffic incident log, is near the border of Chino and Ontario.

A SigAlert was issued at 11:19 a.m. All lanes reopened by 2 p.m.

KTLA’s Feven Kiflegiorgis and Scott Williams contributed to this article.

An LAPD officer's damaged motorcycle is loaded on a tow truck after a crash on the 60 Freeway on July 13, 2016. (Credit: Dave Mecham / KTLA)

An LAPD officer's damaged motorcycle is loaded on a tow truck after a crash on the 60 Freeway on July 13, 2016. (Credit: Dave Mecham / KTLA)