Motorcycle Cop Injured in Crash Behind Police Station
SAN ANGELO, TX — A San Angelo motorcycle officer was injuring in a single vehicle crash behind the San Angelo Police Station at 9:55 a.m. Wednesday morning.
Police said they do not know the cause of the crash and are not releasing the name of the policeman injured.
Crime Scene Investigators are culling the crash scene. Police said CSI is always called to gather evidence whenever an officer is hurt. The extent of the injuries are were not revealed at the scene. The officer was rushed to an area hospital in an ambulance.
The crash appeared to involve the motorcycle cop running into another police Tahoe from visual inspection of our reporter.
Police said they will release more information later today.
Update 3:15 p.m.
San Angelo police released a statement on the crash, providing few additional details. The name of the officer is withheld. The release follows:
A San Angelo Police Officer assigned to the Department’s Traffic Section was injured in a single-vehicle motorcycle crash that occurred this morning behind Police Headquarters, 401 E. Beauregard. The crash occurred just before 10:00 a.m.
The injured Officer, who was hired in 2008, was located in the parking lot by a Patrolman. Additional Officers rushed to aid the injured Officer, who was then transported to a nearby hospital by San Angelo Fire Department Medics for treatment of incapacitating injuries. The Officer is reported to be in stable condition.
A preliminary crash investigation revealed the Officer was traveling south through the parking lot when he lost control of the motorcycle. After the Officer became disconnected from the motorcycle, the motorcycle continued traveling on its right side a short distance until it came to rest after colliding with a parked city-owned vehicle.
The Department’s Crime Scene Investigations Unit responded to the crash, which is standard operating procedure for Officer involved incidents.