Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Auburn motorcycle officer hurt in crash


An Auburn police motorcycle officer was hit by a car and hurt while racing to an accident scene.

The officer was struck sometime after 4 p.m. on West Main Street, said Auburn Police Sgt. Scott Near.

At the time, the officer was responding to a report of a collision and had his lights and sirens on, Near said.

He was westbound on Main Street, passing vehicles by driving into the lanes of oncoming traffic.

As he approached an intersection, a woman in a Volvo station wagon, also facing westbound, turned left in front of him.

The impact left the officer with a fractured wrist, Near said. He was taken to Harborview Medical Center for treatment.

There were no other injuries in the accident.

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