Police Officer on Motorcycle Injured in Collision
Posted on January 11, 2017
While on his way to a hit-and-run accident that turned deadly, a motorcycle officer of the Pomona Police Department was seriously injured in a collision with an SUV. The collision took place at approximately 6:30 a.m. at North Garey and Garfield Avenues, just south of 10 Freeway in Pomona.
The officer, who was not identified, was going in the northern direction on Garey Avenue while on his way to the site of the deadly crash on the same road when the collision happened. Simultaneously, the Ford Explorer was going south on Garey Avenue, and made a left turn in front of the officer. The officer made contact with the passenger side of the SUV, and was ejected from his motorcycle.
He suffered massive head trauma, and was transported to Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center. Investigators from the California Highway Patrol (CHP) detained the operator of the SUV to question him about the accident. It is unclear whether the operator of the SUV, who is a man, age 22, from Pomona, will face arrest. Officials have yet to determine whether drugs, alcohol or distracted driving, contributed to the accident. It was first reported that the officer’s lights and siren were off when the crash occurred.
Also under investigation is the deadly crash that was initially said to be a hit-and-run. In that accident, a motorist was hit and killed by a motorist who left the scene. However, he subsequently returned and surrendered himself to police.
The crash involving the left-hand turn is yet another example in which motorists fail to notice motorcycles, especially when they are negotiating a left-hand turn. If you were injured in a motorcycle accident because of similar negligent behavior on the part of a driver, contact the motorcycle accident attorneys at Proner and Proner.