LYNWOOD (CBSLA) — An LAPD motorcycle officer was hospitalized after being struck in a hit-and-run crash on the 105 Freeway early Monday morning.

The crash happened at about 5:30 a.m. in carpool lane of the westbound 105 Freeway, just west of the 710 Freeway, according to the California Highway Patrol. The report of an officer down drew a large police response, with between 15 and 20 officers at the scene at one point.

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The officer was taken to a hospital in unknown condition, but his injuries were not believed to be life threatening.

The carpool lane was blocked for debris cleanup and crash investigation until at least 7 a.m.

The CHP described the suspect vehicle as a silver or dark-colored SUV, possibly a BMW X5, damage to its rear left side door or quarter panel.

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