Motorcycle deputy injured in Baldwin Park freeway crash

BALDWIN PARK — A Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy suffered moderate injuries Thursday after he was thrown from his motorcycle in a crash on the 10 Freeway, authorities said.
The collision was reported about 11:15 a.m. in the westbound lanes of the freeway near Puente Avenue, California Highway Patrol Officer Jose Nunez said.
Deputy Marc Saunders, 45, of the sheriff’s Walnut-Diamond Bar Station suffered moderate injuries in the crash, CHP spokesman Edmund Zorrilla said. No other injuries were reported.
The crash occurred when Debra Bonafede, 57, of Redlands sideswiped the deputy’s motorcycle with her 2001 Toyota Avalon, causing him to crash, Zorrilla said.
The deputy was thrown from his motorcycle and suffered abrasions to his hip, elbows and shoulder, Zorrilla said. He was take to the Citrus Valley Health Partners — Queen of the Valley Campus for treatment.
Immediately following the crash, Ambrocio Veyra, 34, of Pomona was unable to stop in time and rear-ended the rapidly slowing Toyota, Zorrilla said.
Drugs or alcohol did not appear to be a factor in the crash, Zorrilla said, and no citations or arrested were made Thursday afternoon.
The crash, he added, remained under investigation.

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