Motorcycle Officer Suffers Broken Leg in Hit-and-Run Crash in Downtown L.A.

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An on-duty Los Angeles police officer riding a motorcycle was struck by a hit-and-run driver Saturday night, officials said.

A police officer riding a motorcycle suffered a broken leg following a hit-and-run crash in downtown L.A. on May 20, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

The crash occurred around 9:20 p.m. near the intersection of Central Avenue and Olympic Boulevard in downtown Los Angeles, according to Capt. Dan Randolph with the L.A. Police Department.

The officer sustained a broken leg and was transported to a nearby hospital.

One suspect was in custody, police said.

“The driver of that vehicle fled after he hit the officer,” Randolph told KTLA. “He was apprehended by some security guards who turned him over to the police and the driver and suspect is in custody.”

The circumstances surrounded the crash, and how the suspects were apprehended, were unclear.

Neither the officer's nor the suspect's identity was disclosed.

No further details were immediately available.