A 28-year-old Covina (Calif.) PD motorcycle officer died after a traffic collision Tuesday afternoon that sent another motorist to the hospital, authorities said, reports KTLA.
On Tuesday just before 2 p.m., Officer Jordan Corder was traveling southbound on Citrus Avenue when his motorcycle collided with a Honda CR-V that was turning left, Sgt. Gregg Peterson with the Covina Police Department said.
He was thrown from his motorcycle, the sergeant said. Both he and the 75-year-old woman driving the SUV were transported to a hospital, where Corder was pronounced dead.
Witnesses said Corder was chasing another motorcyclist through a red light when he was hit. The officer flew up into the air and landed on his face, a witness said.