PALMDALE – A Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy was injured Friday morning after he lost control of his motorcycle at a Palmdale intersection and crashed into another vehicle, authorities said.
The traffic collision happened just before 8:30 a.m. in the intersection of 50th Street East and Columbia Way (Avenue M).
A motorcycle deputy was traveling eastbound on Columbia Way, when he tried to negotiate a right turn onto southbound 50th Street East and lost control of the motorcycle, according to Lt. Johnson of the Palmdale Sheriff’s Station.
“He was in the performance of his duties as a motorcycle officer,” Johnson said. “He was going to contact a motorist as a result of that motorist speeding, and he lost control of the motorcycle before he caught up to the vehicle.”
The deputy’s motorcycle crashed into a car that was stopped on northbound 50th Street East, according to Johnson.
“[The deputy] was transported to a local hospital and he’s being treated for his injuries,” Johnson said. A female driver, the sole occupant in the car, was also transported to a local hospital with injuries.