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Motorcycle officer involved in accident on 110 Freeway, forcing closure of several lanes [Updated]

November 4, 2010 |  7:58 am

An LAPD motorcycle officer was involved in an accident on the southbound 110 Freeway south of downtown Thursday, shutting down the carpool lane and the two left freeway lanes, authorities said.

The accident occurred near Slauson Avenue, California Highway Patrol officials said. Details of the crash were not immediately available. The officer was taken to the hospital.

[Updated at 8 a.m.: Authorities initially said the officer was unharmed.]

The lanes are expected to be closed until about 8:15 a.m., authorities said.

-- Stephen Ceasar