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LAPD Chief Charlie Beck Fractured His Pelvis Falling Off His Motorcycle

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LAPD Chief Charlie Beck in 2013 (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
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The LAPD's Chief of Police Charlie Beck fell off his motorcycle while riding through the Techachapi Mountains on Sunday afternoon, fracturing his pelvis in the spill, the department said in a statement.

According to ABC-7, Beck was "off-roading" on the rocky trail. The L.A. Times reports that Beck was with a group of friends on the ride, and managed to ride the motorcycle back to where his truck was parked and drive home before he went to the hospital.

The statement said that Beck is expected to have a "full, speedy recovery," and return to work next week, though surgery on Monday is a possibility.

As the Times notes, Beck has suffered motocross-related injuries before: in 2012, he broke his collarbone—the third time he'd sustained such an injury. The LAPD wrote that Beck has been a competitive motocross rider for 40 years. Huh.