SYLMAR (CBSLA.com) — A Los Angeles Police Department sergeant remained hospitalized on Tuesday after being struck by a civilian driver in Sylmar.
The incident unfolded around 1:30 a.m. in the area of Eldridge Avenue and Hubbard Street, according to the LAPD.READ MORE: Woman Says She Was Refused Service At An Encino Dunkin' Donuts For Being Deaf
Authorities explained the sergeant was assisting officers in a search for a robbery suspect when a vehicle struck him as he stood in the street.
Paramedics transported him to a hospital for treatment of a serious head injury and several broken bones.READ MORE: Illegal Marijuana Grow Bust Nets Nearly 30,000 Plants And Leads To 31 Arrests In San Bernardino
The sergeant, who has been with the force for more than 20 years, is alert and talking with fellow colleagues.
According to police, the robbery suspect has not been located.
The driver who struck the officer was not intoxicated at the time of the crash.MORE NEWS: COVID-19 Related Hospitalizations Continue To Drop In Los Angeles County
The incident remains under investigation.