Thursday, March 4, 2010

Motorcycle officer who was hit yesterday recovering but not seriously injured

As many of you heard on the news yesterday, one of our motorcycle officers was injured when he was struck by a van on 670. At 12:43 p.m. Wednesday, the officer - a 15-year KCPD veteran - was traveling east on 670 when a van on his right suddenly came over into the officer's lane trying to get on northbound Interstate 35. The van clipped the front of the officer's bike, and he went down and was ejected from the motorcycle. He was transported by ambulance to a local hospital. The driver who hit him stayed at the scene and cooperated with police. Multiple witnesses also pulled over and stayed at the scene while police investigated.

The latest update on the officer's condition is that he's still in the hospital recuperating, but fortunately, his injuries aren't nearly as serious as they could have been. He has a broken bone in his hand and many bumps, bruises and scrapes. He and all of us here at KCPD appreciate the concern so many of you have expressed.

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