Sources Say Inglewood Mayor Was Involved in Crash That Hurt Motorcycle Officer Near USC

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A motorcycle officer was involved in a crash in the Exposition Park area of South Los Angeles Tuesday morning.

The crash was reported just after 8:45 a.m. near the intersection of South Figueroa Street and West Exposition Boulevard, at the east end of the USC campus, Los Angeles Police Department Officer Rosario Cervantes said.

Law enforcement sources told the Los Angeles Times that Inglewood Mayor James T. Butts Jr. was inside the vehicle that struck the officer. It was unclear whether Butts was the driver.

The unidentified motorcycle officer went down in the crash, Cervantes said.

An ambulance was called to the scene, however, the extent of the officer’s injuries were not immediately known.

The officer was later determined to be in stable condition, Officer Mike Lopez said.

Sources told the Times he was hit by a black SUV and suffered multiple broken bones.

No one else was injured in the crash, according to the newspaper.

A car with front-end damage was also spotted at the scene as authorities investigated the crash.

KTLA’s Jennifer Thang contributed to this report.

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