Austin motorcycle cop injured in crash

Austin police motorcycle officer involved in a crash on North Lamar Boulevard and East Parmer Lane on Aug. 30, 2017. (KXAN Photo/Chris Nelson)
Austin police motorcycle officer involved in a crash on North Lamar Boulevard and East Parmer Lane on Aug. 30, 2017. (KXAN Photo/Chris Nelson)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — An Austin police officer went to the hospital Wednesday morning after his motorcycle collided with an SUV.

It happened at 9:56 a.m. at the intersection of West Parmer Lane and North Lamar Boulevard in north Austin. According to APD, the officer has what appears to be non-life-threatening injuries.

The intersection where the crash happened has been deemed one of the most dangerous intersections in Austin. Over the summer, the city made changes to make it safer, including a right-turn island, high-visibility cross walks, a new traffic signal and a pedestrian hybrid beacon.

City staff determined the majority of crashes here occur when cars don’t reduce speeds causing rear-end crashes. The changes now will force drivers to yield and decrease their speed.

Austin police motorcycle officer involved in a crash on North Lamar Boulevard and East Parmer Lane on Aug. 30, 2017. (KXAN Photo/Chris Nelson)
Austin police motorcycle officer involved in a crash on North Lamar Boulevard and East Parmer Lane on Aug. 30, 2017. (KXAN Photo/Chris Nelson)

 

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