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LAPD motor officer injured in crash on San Fernando Valley freeway interchange [Updated]

March 31, 2011 |  3:17 pm

A Los Angeles Police Department motor officer was hospitalized Thursday afternoon after apparently crashing at the junction of the Ventura and San Diego Freeways, authorities said.

The officer, who was not immediately identified, was involved in the solo accident on the 101 Freeway about 2:43 p.m., according to the LAPD and Los Angeles Fire Department.

[Updated at 4:20 p.m.: Police officials said that further investigation determined that a vehicle collided with the officer's motorcycle while making a lane change on the eastbound 101 Freeway. The officer suffered minor injuries.]

The officer was on duty at the time of the crash. His condition was not immediately released.

-- Andrew Blankstein