May 23, 2017, The California Highway Patrol reports that the crash occurred near Santa Clarita. Television news showed an LAPD motorcycle on its side and commuter traffic at a standstill.

Southbound lanes of Interstate 5 were closed for three hours while crews removed the wreckage.

LAPD officials say the policeman is currently recovering from his injuries.

It is unknown whether the officer was on duty at the time of the crash.

The crash is under investigation.