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LA Police Chief Breaks Pelvis in Dirt Bike Accident

"I want to thank everyone for their well-wishes as I recuperate from my recent motorcycle mishap"

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    (Published Monday, Oct. 31, 2016)

    Los Angeles Chief of Police Charlie Beck broke his pelvis on a rocky trail in the Tehachapi Mountains Saturday in a dirt bike accident. 

    Beck, a competitive off-road motorcycle rider for 40 years, was riding dirt bikes with friends when the accident occurred, police said. 

    He fell on a rocky trail, fracturing his pelvis, but was able to ride his bike back to his truck.

    He then received emergency care at a hospital.

    "I want to thank everyone for their well-wishes as I recuperate from my recent motorcycle mishap," Beck said in a statement. "As always, I am in constant contact with my LAPD command staff and will be working diligently while I recuperate to continue leading the men and women of the LAPD."

    He may require surgery on Monday, and is expected to recover, police said.