Los Angeles Area Motorcycle Officer Killed

Sep 30, 2014 8:48 PM by Debbie Cobb

COVINA, Calif. (AP) - A police officer has died after a collision with a vehicle while on patrol on a motorcycle in a Los Angeles County suburb.

Covina police spokesman Sgt. Gregg Peterson says the vehicle made a left turn in front of the officer at a city intersection Tuesday afternoon.

The officer ran into the vehicle and was thrown from his motorcycle onto the road and was declared dead at a hospital soon after.

The driver was also hospitalized, but there was no immediate word on their condition.

The officer's name has not been released.

Covina is a suburb some 20 miles northeast of downtown Los Angeles.


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