Alhambra police officer injured in Whittier crash remains hospitalized

An off-duty Alhambra police officer injured in a motorcycle crash on the 605 Freeway remained hospitalized Friday, authorities said.
Ryan Stringer, 25, suffered moderate injuries in the 8 a.m. crash Thursday on the northbound 60 Freeway, just north of Whittier Boulevard, California Highway Patrol Officer Bradley Hopkins said in a written statement.
He remained in a medically induced coma at a hospital Friday, due to head trauma, Alhambra police Lt. Jennifer Wiese said.
“The next 72 hours are critical,” she said, adding that she offered her support and condolences to the officer’s family.
Stringer has been been with the Alhambra Police Department for less than two years, Wiese said.
Stringer had just entered the freeway from the Whittier Boulevard onramp on a 2005 Honda motorcycle when the crash occurred, Hopkins said.
“(Stringer) lost control of his motorcycle and it collided with the ground,” the officer said. “(Stringer) was ejected from his motorcycle and sustained moderate injuries,” he added. “The motorcycle continued to slide on the roadway and collided with the rear of a 2002 Freightliner (big rig).”
Stringer was flown by helicopter to a hospital, and the right two lanes of the 605 Freeway were closed for about an hour and 20 minutes during the investigation.
The driver of the big rig, a 23-year-old Corona man, was not injured.
Officials said the investigation into the crash was ongoing.

9 thoughts on “Alhambra police officer injured in Whittier crash remains hospitalized

  1. Karma?? Yet another comment placed by a truly ignorant less-than human being. Ryan is an AMAZING man and officer that puts his life on the line everyday to keep us all safe. I am very blessed to call him my friend. How terribly sad that even a low life like yourself can not find an ounce of respect for a family going through the most difficult of times.

  2. Karma?? Yet another comment written by an ignorant coward. Not even enough courage to put your name? Ryan is an AMAZING man that puts his life on the line everyday to keep our families a little safer. I am very blessed to call him my friend. How sad that even a low life less-than human being like yourself can not find the respect his family deserves at this most difficult of times.

  3. Jesus and Grace we need. If you want to become safe we need police. Ryan was almost perfect and very fair to all people not that he was a police officer had nothing to do with being injured. He needs our prayer and help….Pray for the person Ryan!

  4. I only met Ryan a few times & I can only remember him as being an amazing person who is so full of life!!! He decided to put his life on the line to protect us and that is something that takes alot of courage….so for those of you out there that can only say stupid things about something so tragic just shows what type of person you really are!!!

  5. I never met ryan, but i know his sister. I hope the best for him and his family. These past days must be hell for them. Its so hard to understand why things like this happen.

  6. Well, now he’s dead– first the motorcycle crash and now this. Must’ve been a pretty unsafe driver. Thank god his recklessness didn’t harm any innocent civilians.

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