The motorcyclist was moving westbound on Camelback when a Chevy Monte Carlo turned left into the officer’s path, causing the motorcycle to t-bone the car. The policewoman reportedly sustained significant injuries in the accident. The Monte Carlo driver was not injured.
The speed limit is 35 mph at the accident location and there are reportedly no charges pending against the left turning driver. The incident took place during Friday morning’s rush hour.
KTAR.com is reporting that the officer was pinned in for a short time and then taken by ambulance to St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center. The front end of the motorcycle was heavily damaged and a door on the car was smashed in.
The injuries are reportedly non-life-threatening and the officer is expected to recover. The exact nature of her injuries has not been reported. The motorcyclist is a 14 year veteran of the Phoenix Police Department.
At some point is possible that the officer will be represented by a Phoenix injury attorney. Drivers turning left have a duty to yield to oncoming traffic in the State of Arizona. It is common for motorists to keep a good look out for other cars and larger vehicles, but then fail to notice smaller and more vulnerable parties such as motorcycle riders, bicyclists and pedestrians.