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.READ MORE: 'Supercharge' Storm Set To Bring Heavy Rainfall To Southland
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.READ MORE: Residents Around Alisal Fire Burn Area In Santa Barbara County Ordered To Evacuate As Storm Arrives
The southbound lanes of the 405 Freeway opened shortly after 4:30 a.m., but the off-ramp at Lakewood Boulevard remained closed.MORE NEWS: Report: Alec Baldwin Was Practicing Holstering His Prop Gun When He Shot, Killed Halyna Hutchins
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