An off-duty officer on his way to work struck a bicyclist near downtown Los Angeles Thursday morning, officials said.
The Los Angeles Police Department officer was driving on Washington Boulevard near Central Avenue when he hit the bicyclist after 6 a.m., police said.
Aerial video showed a bicycle on the ground with a bent wheel. The bicyclist was taken to a hospital in serious condition.
Police said the officer "is pretty rattled." It was not clear what vehicle the officer was driving.
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Traffic investigators at the scene said they do not know in which direction the officer and bicycist were traveling, or if the bicyclist was wearing a helmet.