LAPD Motorcycle Officer Taken in Ambulance Following Crash in Mid-City Area

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A Los Angeles Police Department motorcycle officer was taken by ambulance from the Mid-City neighborhood of Los Angeles after a crash involving an SUV Tuesday morning.

Emergency crews assist a motorcycle officer involved in a crash in Mid-City on Aug. 8, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

The crash occurred at the intersection of South La Brea Avenue and Venice Boulevard, aerial video from Sky5 showed just after 8 a.m.

Medical personnel could be seen treating the officer at the scene. Video showed the officer was moving.

The officer was conscious and breathing when transported to a hospital, according to LAPD spokesman Officer Drake Madison.

A dark-colored SUV was stopped near the officer and the downed motorcycle. Madison said a collision had occurred, and it was not a hit-and-run.

There was no immediate word on the condition of the driver in the SUV.

The cause of the crash was under investigation.