LAPD Motorcycle Officer Injured in Van Nuys Crash 

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An LAPD motorcycle officer was injured in a crash in Van Nuys Friday morning.

A SUV and a badly damaged LAPD motorcycle are shown at the scene of a crash in Van Nuys on June 14, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)
A SUV and a badly damaged LAPD motorcycle are shown at the scene of a crash in Van Nuys on June 14, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

The crash occurred about 10:10 a.m. near the intersection of Van Nuys Boulevard and Hartland Street, officials said.

Officers were conducting traffic enforcement when the motorcycle officer spotted a bicyclist who failed to stop at a red light, Sgt. David Delgado told KTLA.

The officer was going to stop the bicyclist when an SUV was pulling out of a private driveway in front of the officer. The motorcycle officer crashed into the front of the other vehicle and was thrown to the ground, Delgado said.

The officer was taken to a hospital and is in stable condition. He may have suffered some broken bones, the sergeant added.

A close up shot of the LAPD motorcycle shows the damage caused by the crash on June 14, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)
A close up shot of the LAPD motorcycle shows the damage caused by the crash on June 14, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

An infant who was in the other vehicle with three adults was safely taken out, aerial video from Sky 5 showed.

An occupant of the SUV was taken to a hospital with complaint of pain.

Aerial video showed a heavily-damaged motorcycle and an SUV at the scene with several Los Angeles Police Department units nearby.

The officer was wearing a body camera, and the other vehicle was also equipped with a camera, Delgado said.

The intersection remained closed for hours after the crash for an investigation.

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