Motorcycle officer released from hospital after crash with 18-wheeler

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A motorcycle officer who was taken to the hospital Monday after getting hit by an 18-wheeler is now at home recovering from his injuries.

The Baton Rouge Police Department reported the officer is expected to make a full recovery.

The officer's name was not released, but he is a 10-year veteran on the force. Authorities said he was taken to the hospital with moderate injuries.

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

Investigators 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.

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