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Officer’s condition improves in Wednesday motorcycle crash

APD officers investigate the scene where a Motor Transportation motorcycle officer crashed during a training exercise on Fourth Street near Paseo del Norte on  Wednesday, January 8, 2014. (Adolphe Pierre-Louis/Journal)
APD officers investigate the scene where a Motor Transportation motorcycle officer crashed during a training exercise on Fourth Street near Paseo del Norte on Wednesday, January 8, 2014. (Adolphe Pierre-Louis/Journal)
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8:26 p.m.

State Police were incorrect to say that the officer injured in a crash today was in serious condition, and, in fact, he’s been released from the hospital, according to a State Police spokesman.

The spokesman said the “exact extent of his injuries is unknown, but thankfully are not as serious as first thought.”

 


4:02 p.m.

State Police spokesman Sgt. Damyan Brown has said that the officer injured in a crash Wednesday is in serious condition.


 

3:32 p.m.

A State Police spokesman said that the motorcycle officer who crashed Wednesday afternoon struck a Toyota Prius, the driver of which was a pregnant woman.

The spokesman said the woman did not have serious injuries, but he couldn’t say whether she was taken to the hospital.

He said the cause of the crash is under investigation.

Fourth Street is closed at Paseo as investigators comb through the scene. A shattered motorcycle could be seen lying on its side to the east of a blue Prius with a damaged rear end.

 


A state Motor Transportation officer was injured, but not badly, during a training exercise shortly before 1 p.m. Wednesday, according to State Police.

The officer was coherent and talking when sent to the hospital, a State Police spokesman said, after crashing near Paseo del Norte and Fourth Street. The spokesman didn’t know of any closures resulting from the accident, but KOAT-TV is reporting that the intersection there is closed as officers investigate the crash.

The officer was driving a motorcycle. The spokesman did not know what type of training the officer was involved in.

 

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