LAPD Officer Seriously Injured During Traffic Stop on 405 Freeway in West L.A.
A Los Angeles police officer was in serious condition Tuesday after he was struck by a vehicle while conducting a traffic stop on the northbound 405 Freeway in the West Los Angeles area.
The crash occurred on the freeway just south of Santa Monica Boulevard shortly before midnight, according to the California Highway Patrol’s traffic incident log.
The officer was conducting a traffic stop on the freeway when he was struck by another vehicle, the Los Angeles Police Department tweeted.
The officer suffered a serious leg injury, but was expected to survive, Police Department Officer Mota said.
The officer’s patrol vehicle also appeared to be damaged in the crash, video from the scene showed.
A badly damaged white or silver vehicle was stopped in lanes near the center divider.
Authorities have not identified the driver who struck the officer.
The CHP issued a SigAlert for all northbound lanes to be closed just after 1:30 a.m.
All lanes except one were reopened as of 7:30 a.m., The CHP tweeted.