Deputy on the mend after collision

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinalsHe was hit from behind by a black sport utility vehicle, causing his motorcycle to slide across the intersection and into a traffic pole. Rude was thrown into a sign, suffering injuries to his chest, ribs and back. Deputies shut down Mines Avenue and Rosemead Boulevard, brining hours-long traffic delays as a helicopter landed to evacuate the deputy to a hospital. He was flown to Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center, where he was listed in stable but guarded condition Friday afternoon, police said. No arrests have been made, officials said. PICO RIVERA – A deputy thought to be badly injured when an SUV slammed into the rear of his motorcycle Friday morning was recovering at home Saturday with no major injuries, officials said. Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Sgt. Nick Cabrera of the Pico Rivera Station said Deputy Eric Rude had no broken bones after the accident and is expected to make a full recovery. “He was bumped and bruised, knocked around a lot, but he’s OK,” Cabrera said Saturday. Rude was driving his motorcycle at the rear of a column of sheriff’s patrol cars at 9:45 a.m. Friday who were responding to an accident at Paramount and Washington boulevards, authorities had said. This is at least the second motorcycle accident in recent memory involving an area law enforcement officer. In September, a California Highway Patrol officer was killed in Industry when he was hit from behind by an alleged drunken driver. Dave Romero, 47, of the CHP’s Santa Fe Springs office, died Sept. 23 after he was hit by an automobile. – Molly Okeon160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

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