29_35x90 knx_35x90

Local

LAPD Chief Beck Back At Work After Breaking Collarbone In Motocross Accident

View Comments
LAPD Chief Charlie Beck (credit: CBS)

LAPD Chief Charlie Beck (credit: CBS)

Photo Galleries

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Los Angeles police Chief Charlie Beck returned to work Monday after breaking his collarbone in a motocross accident.

Beck, 59, was injured Thursday after falling off an off-road bike Thursday, LAPD officials said. The accident was not part of a competition.

The LAPD’s chief of police is a motocross veteran who specializes in riding vintage motorcycles and has competed in various categories of motocross and off-road racing since the 1970s.

Beck, a nationally ranked biker, underwent a medical procedure to repair the damage.

“Broken collarbones are the occasional price you pay for racing motocross,” Beck told the Los Angeles Times.

»RELATED STORY: LAPD Chief Beck Injured In Motocross Accident

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 2,382 other followers