101 Reopens in Agoura Hills Hours After CHP Officer Involved in Motorcycle Crash Is Airlifted

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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.

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