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Motorcycle police officer suffers moderate injuries in crash, 18-wheeler driver cited

Source: Brandon Shackelford/WAFB Source: Brandon Shackelford/WAFB
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

Authorities said a motorcycle police officer was injured after getting hit by an 18-wheeler Monday morning.

The wreck happened on US 190 West (Florida Boulevard) near US 61 (Airline Highway).

The Baton Rouge Police Department reported an 18-wheeler changed lanes and hit the officer. The driver of the big rig was cited for failure to yield on a lane change.

The officer’s name was not released, but he is a ten-year veteran on the force. Authorities said he was taken to the hospital with moderate injuries and is listed in stable condition.

Florida Boulevard was closed at Airline following the crash. All lanes were reopened around 11:35 a.m.

Authorities added the officer was not on an emergency call when the crash happened.

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