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Posted at 11:10 AM ET, 03/ 2/2011

Park Police officer injured in motorcycle accident

By Paul Duggan

A U.S. Park Police motorcycle officer was injured Wednesday morning in a traffic accident on the Southwest Freeway near Seventh Street SE, near the Washington Navy Yard, authorities said. The officers condition was not immediately clear, but a helicopter had been summoned to airlift him to a hospital.

Sgt. David Scholsser, a Park Police spokesman, said the male officer suffered severe injuries, but they do not appear to be life-threatening.

[This post has been updated.]

By Paul Duggan  | March 2, 2011; 11:10 AM ET
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