Photo: LAPD Chief Charlie Beck (Twitter)
KABC-TV reports that Los Angeles Police Department Chief Charlie Beck was involved in an off-road motorcycle accident in the Tehachapi Mountains on Saturday, October 29, 2016.
Chief Beck is a motorcycle enthusiast and was riding with friends when the accident occurred on a rocky trail according to a news release from the LAPD.
Despite his injuries, including suffering a fractured pelvis, Beck was able to ride back to his truck and drive home. He then underwent emergency care at a hospital, the Los Angeles Police Department said.
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On Sunday, Chief Beck took to his Twitter account to express his appreciation to his many well-wishers:
“Thank you all for the outpouring of concern and support. A terrible accident happened while doing something that I love very much. I’ll be actively involved in day-to-day operations as I continue to heal. See you soon.”