On-duty Santa Paula police officer injured after motorcycle collision

An on-duty Santa Paula police officer was taken to a hospital Saturday night after his motorcycle collided with another vehicle in Santa Paula, officials said.

The officer was traveling west on East Main Street when his motorcycle collided with a four-door sedan that was traveling west in front of him, Santa Paula police said.

Officer Joash Rothermel was taken to Ventura County Medical Center with injuries that were not life-threatening, Santa Paula police said. The driver and two passengers in the sedan did not suffer any injuries.

The collision was reported around 7:20 p.m. on East Main Street near Seventh Street, according to officials.

Main Street was closed between Fourth and Seventh streets until about 9 p.m., Santa Paula police said.

The California Highway Patrol is investigating, police said.

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A_Guys_Opinion writes:

May he recover quickly ! Motor officers accept a great deal of danger on behalf of the public ...

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bionox writes:

Moto-cops do one thing and one thing only. They generate revenue for their P.D. and the court system. They do not make the roads safer. Show me the empirical studies that support the contention that they increase safety. Eliminate these "law and order" versions of rogue bikers!

Still, the injured officer should be wished a speedy and complete recovery.

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