Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck fractured his pelvis Saturday after he fell off his motorcycle on a rocky trail in the Techachapi Mountains north of Los Angeles, the department said in a statement.
Beck, who was riding with a group of friends, was able to ride back to his truck and drive home before he went to a local hospital for emergency medical care, the department said in the statement.
He may require surgery on Monday but the department said he is expected to recover and return to work within the next week.
“I want to thank everyone for their well-wishes as I recuperate from my recent motorcycle mishap,” Beck said in a statement. “As always, I am in constant contact with my LAPD command staff and will be working diligently while I recuperate to continue leading the men and women of the LAPD.”
(1/2) Thank you all for the outpouring of concern and support. A terrible accident happened while doing something that I love very much.
— Chief Charlie Beck (@LAPDChiefBeck) October 30, 2016
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