Motorcycle Officer Hurt in Milwaukee Crash

A Milwaukee police motorcycle officer was hit by a car Monday night while responding to help in a foot chase of several armed robbery suspects.




Story by wisn.com

MILWAUKEE --

A Milwaukee police motorcycle officer was hit by a car Monday night while responding to help in a foot chase of several armed robbery suspects.

“He had his emergency lights and siren activated, and a vehicle traveling northbound failed to yield and struck the officer,” said Milwaukee police Lt. Tim Heier.

The officer was east on Lisbon Avenue at 27th Street when he was hit. The motorcycle slid across the street, coming to rest near the bus shelter.

Heier said the 40-year-old officer has some broken bones but no life-threatening injuries.

The driver stayed at the scene and was cited for failure to yield to an emergency vehicle.

Heier said one of the armed robbery suspects was arrested.

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