LA Sheriff's Deputy Injured in Motorcycle Crash on 710 Freeway in South Gate

A Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputy was injured in a motorcycle crash on the 710 Freeway in South Gate, prompting lanes closures during the Monday morning commute, authorities said.

The collision occurred just before 5:30 a.m. on the southbound 710 Freeway north of Imperial Highway, according to the California Highway Patrol. 

The deputy, who was on duty at the time of the crash, collided with another vehicle and was thrown off his motorcycle, Ramon Montenegro with the Sheriff's Department said. 

He was taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries, Montenegro said. 

It wasn't immediately known if the driver of the second vehicle involved was injured. 

Three lanes were blocked during the investigation and were reopened around 8 a.m. 

No further details were immediately available.

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