Police: Officer on motorcycle hit by van, injured


CLEVELAND (AP) — Authorities say a Cleveland police officer on a motorcycle suffered injuries after he was sideswiped by a van.

Police Chief Calvin Williams tells The Plain Dealer (http://bit.ly/2a90Vwk ) that the officer suffered minor injuries to his hand and leg after the crash around 8 p.m. Sunday outside of the city’s Justice Center. He is being treated at a hospital.

Police say a large white van that appeared to be turning out of a downtown hotel struck the motorcycle, leaving it on its side about 20 feet away.

Williams says the accident was caused by “someone not paying attention.”

An investigation is continuing.

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Information from: The Plain Dealer, http://www.cleveland.com

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