Park Police officer hurt in accident
A longtime U.S. Park Police officer on motorcycle patrol was seriously injured Wednesday in a multivehicle collision in Southwest Washington, authorities said.
The officer, whose name was not immediately made public, suffered severe injuries to his arms and legs in the crash, which occurred shortly after 10:30 a.m. on Interstate 395 near Seventh Street SW, police said. They said the officer, who has been on the force for about 20 years, was admitted to Washington Hospital Center, where he was to undergo surgery.
His injuries are not considered life-threatening, police said.
Authorities said the officer was traveling in the freeway's northbound lanes when a collision occurred between his police motorcycle and a car. Then at least one other vehicle became involved in the crash, police said. They said one of the motorists was taken a hospital with injuries that were not considered life-threatening.
The exact sequence of events is under investigation by the D.C. police major crash unit.
[This post has been updated.]
| March 2, 2011; 4:30 PM ET
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