LONG BEACH (CBSLA) — A California Highway Patrol motorcycle officer was taken to a local hospital with major injuries to the chest and leg following an accident on the southbound 405 Freeway at Lakewood Boulevard in Long Beach.

While it was not immediately clear what led up to the accident, the officer hit a median barrier near the Lakewood Blvd. exit and was thrown from the motorcycle.

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According to CHP, the call came in at about 10:30 p.m. and the southbound lanes of the 405 Freeway were shut down while the investigation was ongoing.

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The southbound lanes of the 405 Freeway opened shortly after 4:30 a.m., but the off-ramp at Lakewood Boulevard remained closed.

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