Two DPD Motorcycle Officers Crash on I-35E
According to the Dallas Morning News, two Dallas police officers were involved in a motorcycle crash this afternoon on I-35 near Beckley Avenue and Zang Avenue:
The more seriously injured officer was taken to Methodist Dallas Medical Center. Police officials said neither man’s injuries were life-threatening.
Another motorist involved in the crash was also loaded into an ambulance and taken to a hospital. That person was taken out of a red sedan facing south in the northbound lanes.
—the Morning News
DMN reported they don’t know what caused the crash, but that it shut down all northbound lanes and two southbound lanes of the highway.
Update: DPD has released a statement. Make the jump:
Today, at approximately 12:15 pm, Dallas Police motorcycle officers Wayne Nichols, #4803 and Michael Keating, #5038, were travelling side by side in the northbound lane of 1000 South RL Thornton Freeway. A motorist driving a Toyota Camry was also travelling northbound in an adjacent lane as the officers and took evasive action to avoid colliding into a vehicle that was suddenly braking. The Camry struck one of the officers forcing him into the other officer. Both officers went down. Officer Nichols was transported to Methodist Central Hospital while Officer Keating was transported to Baylor Hospital. Both officers appear to have non life threatening injuries. The citizen driving the Camry was transported to an area hospital for precautionary reasons. Her injuries were not life threatening.