November 27, 2009 (by Horatio Algren) According to reports an Anaheim police officer was injured in an midmorning motorcycle accident.
According to Anaheim police the officer was involved in a motorcycle accident, while riding a department motorcycle at approximately 11:35 a.m. Anaheim Police Lt. K. Switzer stated the accident occurred in the vicinity of Lincoln Avenue and Kingsley Street.
According to Sgt. Rick Marinez the primary investigation shows that the officer’s motorcycle struck the rear of a Toyota Tacoma pickup truck that was stopped at the intersection. The witnesses at the scene of the accident called police. When the officer was able to get up he radioed the department that the authorities responding to the scene of the crash did not need to use sirens or lights, according to Sgt. Martinez.
Lt. Switzer stated that the officer was transported to the hospital and is walking and talking, but is believed to have some injuries that include broken bones.
According to Sgt. Martinez the driver of the Toyota Tacoma pickup truck was a young man that stated he was uninjured in the accident.