Asked by a reporter if the officer's injury was overshadowing the goal of his trip, Trudeau said the message that the two countries share close ties has not been lost.
The heated immigration debate since the election of Donald Trump has given Canada an opportunity to promote itself in Silicon Valley. He also met with Amazon Chief Executive Jeff Bezos, who's considering locations for a second headquarters.
The Ventura County Fire Department says the crash involving California Highway Patrol officers happened shortly after Trudeau's motorcade left the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, where Trudeau gave a speech Friday night.
After Justin's Chicago stop, he will move on to San Francisco where he is slated to meet with local business leaders as well as entrepreneurs, according to abc7.
Justin's visit is opportune as talks to rewrite the North American Free Trade Agreement are now being had.
"America has no better friend, ally or partner than Canada", he said.
Google built its latest DeepMind artificial intelligence facility at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada, after several of its graduates came to work on the project.
The location of the speech carried symbolic weight, alluding to the longstanding trade relationship between the US and Canada. Trump has called the agreement a job-killing "disaster" on the campaign trail and has threatened to withdraw from it if he can't get what he wants.
The liberal Trudeau argued that differing political views need not stand in the way of trade agreement, citing a long history of the countries working together.
The prime minister's vehicle was not involved in the collision. Jerry Brown and Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom were closed to the media.
Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks while meeting with California Gov.
Trudeau indicated his government was in no rush to deal with amnesty ahead of when the new legal cannabis regime takes effect.
In brief remarks to reporters before meeting with Newsom, Trudeau said it was good to talk about all the issues that bind California and Canada.
There are also US demands for greater market access to Canada's protected dairy industry, amplifying Trudeau's message among dairy farmers in IL, neighbouring Wisconsin, and California.
Trudeau was in San Francisco Thursday, where he picked up promises of investments and jobs during his first official visit to the city.