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Las Vegas police officer injured in motorcycle crash

Krista Hostetler

Las Vegas police officer injured in motorcycle crash

CREATED May. 8, 2013

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- A Las Vegas police officer on a Metro motorcycle was involved in a crash with a sedan Wednesday afternoon.

It happened around 1:40 p.m. on the Durango Drive overpass over Summerlin Parkway.

The officer suffered serious injuries but was breathing and conscious at the scene.

The officer was transported to UMC Trauma.

"As that officer started to make a turn, another car coming northbound struck the officer, knocking the officer off the bike. The vehicle spun around and landed in the center median," explained Metro Officer Laura Melzer.

Northbound Durango and the westbound off-ramp from Summerlin Parkway to Durango were both closed while crews investigated.

Action News will post more information as it becomes available.