The 101 Freeway has fully reopened in Agoura Hills four hours after a California Highway Patrol officer who sustained “moderate injuries” in a motorcycle crash had to be airlifted early Sunday, authorities said.
Motorists are able to access the Nos. 1, 2 and 3 westbound lanes near Chesebro Road as of 11:30 a.m. The Nos. 4 and 5 lanes were reopened as soon as a helicopter took off to transport the officer to a trauma center, CHP Sgt. Steven Geraty told KTLA.
“At this point we do not believe any other vehicles were involved in the crash,” Geraty said. “He was all by himself.”
The officer did not appear to have suffered any medical issue prior to the crash, according to CHP. Investigators are looking into whether his motorcycle had a mechanical failure, Geraty said.
“For the most part, the vehicle is in pretty bad shape but it is intact,” he said.
Fire personnel responded to the northbound 101 around 7:30 a.m., according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department.
They arrived to find the officer with moderate injuries that are not life threatening, Ed Pickett with the Fire Department said.
“He had a lot of bloodied parts and definitely some broken bones,” Geraty said.
No other patients were involved. Officials provided no further details.
KTLA’s Alexandria Hernandez contributed to this report.
At 7:30am one of our motorcycle officers was involved in a traffic collision on WB 101 near Chesebro Rd. Officer sustained injuries and was airlifted to a hospital. The investigation is ongoing. Lanes 1-3 are closed but right lanes are open. We expect all lanes open at 11am. pic.twitter.com/nNwctJ2Wln
— CHP – West Valley (@CHPWestValley) March 31, 2019