Monday, October 10, 2011

LAPD Officer Sustains Face Injuries in Motorcycle Crash

Police officers who are patrolling at streets often found themselves in danger more than the civilians.

The hazard of running after law breakers on slippery Los Angeles roads has led a police rider to stumble and crash into other vehicles. The police officer ends up with more injuries than the traffic law violator.

Take the example of a Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) rider who suffered face injuries after colliding with a car in Panorama City on Thursday at 6:30 a.m.

According to reports, the police officer was traveling on Roscoe Boulevard near Willis Avenue intersection when a car suddenly made a turn. The rider crashed into the coupe, leaving him with face injuries.

Paramedics arrived and rushed the police officer to a local hospital. The car driver was unhurt. Authorities resumed traffic operations on Roscoe Boulevard shortly after investigation.

The family members of the on-duty police officer may file an accident suit against the car driver. The plaintiff may argue that the driver made an unsafe turn that caused the collision, resulting to the victim’s injuries. If there is sufficient evidence, the court may award damages in favor of the LA official.

Making an unsafe right or left turn near an intersection is a negligent act and carries stringent penalties. Causing harm to an on-duty police officer aggravates one’s traffic law violation.

For more information on motorcycle accident lawsuit, you may consult with a personal injury lawyer in Los Angeles. Your attorney will guide you throughout the process of litigation. Dial 1-866-772-2889 or email us at for a free case analysis.