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DPS Motorcycle officer injured in a motor vehicle collision I-17 at Indian School Rd

Tuesday, February 09, 2010 -

On Tuesday, February 9, 2010, at 12:37 p.m., a DPS motorcycle officer was conducting a traffic stop on Interstate 17 northbound, just prior to the Indian School Road overpass. A white Crown Victoria passenger vehicle slowed or stopped in the far right lane. A pick-up truck, towing a utility trailer, changed into the center lane. At the same time a blue passenger vehicle changed from the left lane into the center lane. The pickup and blue passenger vehicle struck each other. This collision caused the trailer to strike the Crown Victoria, spinning it into the right shoulder, where it struck the DPS motorcycle. The DPS motorcycle struck the motor officer, who had been standing next to it. The officer was pinned between his motorcycle and the concrete barrier wall.

The officer was transported to a local hospital with serious non-life threatening injuries. The officer sustained a broken leg, broken wrist, and injured his shoulder.

There were no signs or symptoms of impairment on any of the drivers involved in this collision. The collision remains under investigation. Interstate 17 was re-opened at approximately 4:00 pm.

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