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Los Angeles County Sheriff Motorcycle Deputy Injured in Crash

According to the local authorities, on early Wednesday a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department motorcycle deputy had been injured in a crash that cause a temporary road closure in the Topanga Canyon area.

The crash was a single-vehicle collision. The crash happened pretty early, around 5’clock in the morning at the 1500 block of South Topanga Canyon Boulevard. According to the Sheriff’s Department, it is in the unincorporated Topanga Community.

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The motorcycle deputy, who was identified as Timothy White, had been riding a motorcycle from the department when he had hit a patch of gravel on the roadway and then collide into the hillside. If you’ve ever rode a motorcycle then you know, gravel is not a good terrain to ride in. It’s loose and unpredictable and causes plenty of crashes.

The deputy was transported to a local hospital with injuries, according to the department, the injuries were not life threatening.

The incident log said that there was a SigAlert issued for the Topanga Canyon Boulevard just a little after six,thirty in the morning. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) guessed that the road would be closed between the Pacific Coast Highway and the 101 Freeway for around two hours.

A tweet from the California Highway Patrol Southern Division, the road way was luckily re-opened around eleven,fifteen that morning.  The cause of the crash is still under investigation. However, it’s probably a good guess to say the gravel was a big part in the collision. No matter how good or careful of a driver you are, if you’re on a motorcycle and hit some gravel, there’s a good chance you’re going to wreck. Hopefully they can find out soon what happened.


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