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Mission Hills hospital to hold blood drive for officer critically injured in DUI crash

Sergio Torres donates blood at Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in Mission Hills.
Sergio Torres donates blood at Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in Mission Hills.
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Mission Hills' Holy Cross Hospital will hold a blood drive Monday on behalf of a 26-year LAPD veteran who was injured when a suspected DUI driver plowed into his motorcycle over the weekend. 

The blood drive is scheduled to take place between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday.

The officer, who hasn't yet been named, is in critical condition after he was hit from behind and pinned against the car in front of him in Sun Valley. He remained in a medically-induced coma as of 5:30 a.m. on Monday, CBS Los Angeles reported

The officer has been a motorcycle cop for the past 20 years, City News Service reported. His partner, Captain Maureen Ryan of the LAPD's Valley Traffic Division, told CNS that he was a father and model officer.

"He's a wonderful, wonderful man, a loving father and he is loved by all of us. He's an extremely hard worker. He is somebody that we depend on daily,'' Ryan told CNS.

The driver of the vehicle that hit him is suspected of being under the influence of drugs. She was arrested at the scene and is being held in lieu of $185,000 bail.