Officer on motorcycle injured in accident

January 8, 2008 9:31:35 AM PST
A motorcycle officer was involved in an accident on the East Freeway near Mercury this morning.It appears he was escorting an 18-wheeler carrying an oversized load, when the wreck occurred. We don't know how badly the officer was injured, but we're told he does not have life-threatening injuries.

Nonetheless, he was transported to a local hospital by ambulance.

The accident caused a massive tie-up on the East Freeway. Traffic finally cleared up just before 8:30am.

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