GLENDALE — A California Highway Patrol motorcycle officer suffered several broken bones after he was hit by an 80-year-old Tujunga motorist while helping a disabled vehicle on the Ventura (134) and Glendale (2) freeway interchange, officials said.
Officer J.D. Fields’ left femur and wrist were broken during the collision, station spokesman Officer Ming-Yang Hsu said. Fields was being treated at Huntington Memorial Hospital, where he was undergoing X-rays.
“We are thankful nothing more serious happened,” Hsu said.
CHP officials shut down the interchange shortly after 2 p.m. for roughly two hours as they investigated the crash.
Fields, 59, of Simi Valley, was traveling in the second lane on the eastbound 134 Freeway to the northbound 2 Freeway transition when he saw a disabled vehicle at a complete stop in the first lane, Hsu said.
He activated his lights and transitioned into the first lane, traveling about 10 mph to clear a path for the vehicle, Hsu said.