CCPD motorbike officer taken to hospital after crash
A Corpus Christi Police officer was taken to the hospital this morning after being involved in a car accident while driving his motorbike.
Lt. Frazier with the CCPD said the officer was driving south on Brownlee when an elderly man failed to yield the right-of-way at a stop sign on 11th Street and pulled out in front of the officer. The officer hit the man's car from behind.
The officer was taken to the hospital in unknown condition, but Lt. Frazier said the officer is expected to be okay. CCPD is waiting for an update from the hospital for the extent of his injuries.
The elderly man was uninjured. There was minor damage to his vehicle. He will be cited for failure to yield the right-of-way. Officers said the man thought that the roadway was clear when he pulled out, and ask the public to check twice before pulling out into an intersection.
"You see those stickers 'look twice for motorcycles,' it’s the same thing. You gotta make sure its really clear, look and see, don't just look," Lt. Frazier said.
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