Austin police officer injured in motorcycle crash on North MoPac

FILE - Police lights (KXAN File Photo/Juan Salinas)
FILE - Police lights (KXAN File Photo/Juan Salinas)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — An Austin police officer was injured while riding his personal motorcycle — equipped with emergency lights — on North MoPac near the West 35th Street exit.

Austin-Travis County EMS says it was called to the crash at 2:54 p.m. Friday and took a man to Dell Seton Medical Center with injuries that are not expected to be life-threatening.

The Austin Police Department says a lieutenant collided with another vehicle. Authorities say the officer was off-duty at the time after completing a funeral escort.

Officers say the crash scene is now clear.

The crash is still under investigation.

On Sept. 1, 2016, an Austin police officer escorting a funeral procession on North Burnet Road was hit by a vehicle, dying from his injuries days later. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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