Motorcyclist killed in crash after tire pops on I-805, San Diego officer injured and hospitalized

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — A San Diego police motorcycle officer suffered broken bones in a motorcycle crash Tuesday on the 805 Freeway in University City.

The single-vehicle accident happened shortly after 1:30 p.m. in the southbound lanes of the freeway at Governor Drive, SDPD Officer Billy Hernandez said. He said it wasn’t known what led up to the crash.

The officer was taken to Scripps Memorial Hospital with a broken shoulder blade and fractured ribs, Hernandez said.

The right lane of the freeway was closed for about one hour, but the onramp from Governor Drive to the southbound 805 remained closed as of mid-afternoon, according to the California Highway Patrol.

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