February 28, 2014
A police officer working for the Los Angeles Police Department was working in the detail parade for a VIP en-route an event when his motorcycle collided with a mid-sized sedan.
The incident took place at the intersection of Figueroa Street and Exposition Boulevard in South Los Angeles at about 7pm Sunday.
It is believed that the officer sustained only minor injuries, and that the driver of the sedan none at all. According to Daily News, Sergeant A. Mendoza of the LAPD described the officer’s transport to the hospital as “more precautionary in nature”.
Sgt. Mendoza did not mention the name of the VIP whom the officer was escorting, only that he was “…involved in an escort detail for an event at the California Science Center, and investigators are looking to see if there is any video to review.”
No one understands the hostility of city streets like motorcycle police officers. Say what you will about them, if you think the thirty minute commute to work each day is filled with inattentive drivers, try doing that for eight hours out of each day. Take our word for it, the police aren’t perfect. But next time you’re quick to judge the motorcycle cop you see scoping out his next victim, remember that after all they share the same love for motorcycles that we do. The Los Angeles motorcycle lawyers here at RiderzLaw wish a speedy recovery to the downed officer, and remind the driver of the sedan that in life, flashing lights rarely mean don’t yield.