Texas officer in critical condition after motorcycle crash

The officer was escorting a funeral procession when he was struck by a car who was trying to cut through


By Mark D. Wilson
Austin American-Statesman

AUSTIN, Texas — The Austin police officer who was injured while escorting a funeral procession Thursday has “taken a turn for the worse” and is in critical condition, Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo said on Twitter.

A driver was trying to cut through the funeral procession and turned illegally in front of the officer, causing the officer to strike the side of that vehicle, Austin police Sgt. Andy Westbrook said. The crash is still under investigation, so any information regarding charges has not yet been released.

The officer who was injured in the crash has taken a turn for the worst and is in critical condition. (Photo/YouTube)
The officer who was injured in the crash has taken a turn for the worst and is in critical condition. (Photo/YouTube)

The officer has been with the Austin Police Department for at least 15 years, Westbrook said.

“He’s an amazing officer,” Westbrook said.

Copyright 2016 Austin American-Statesman

McClatchy-Tribune News Service

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