A LAPD motorcycle officer was injured after being trapped under a vehicle along the 5 Freeway in Santa Clarita on Tuesday morning, prompting the full closure of all southbound lanes for hours.
The incident occurred about 5:15 a.m. on the southbound side of the highway just north of Lyons Avenue exit, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department.
The officer was taken to a hospital in serious condition, officials said. The Los Angeles Police Department tweeted that the officer was in stable condition.
The southbound freeway was closed for about three hours, the California Highway Patrol reported. It was reopened about 8:15 a.m.
Traffic was backed up in the area for miles, aerial video from Sky5 showed. Vehicles were diverted off at McBean Parkway, according to CHP's incident log.
The motorcycle and an SUV remained at the scene after the crash, aerial video showed.
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KTLA's Alberto Mendez contributed to this story.