A Newhall car accident involving two vehicles, including a police motorcycle, ends in injuries to an officer. The incident took place at approximately 3:30 PM on Friday afternoon, November 20. 2009.
According to Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Sgt. Brian Allen, the deputy was traveling from southbound Railroad Avenue onto eastbound Newhall Avenue towards Highway 14 when the incident occurred. Allen said that an oncoming GMC pick-up truck collided with the front end of the police motorcycle.
Rescue workers transported the unidentified officer to Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital where he was treated for minor injuries. He was later released.
According to witnesses, the driver of the truck appeared to have run a red light. They indicated that the force of the impact sent the officer flying through the air.
The wreckage laid at the intersection of Railroad Avenue and Newhall Avenue as the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s department investigated the accident. The motorcycle lay on its side, with a twisted front tire and surrounded by shattered glass, said deputies.
“It looks like it was just an accident at this time,” said Allen.
The Southern California accident is still under investigation by local authorities. However, police did not issue any citations or make any arrests.