Police: Officer on motorcycle hit by van, injured

CLEVELAND (AP) — Authorities say a Cleveland police officer on a motorcycle suffered injuries after he was sideswiped by a van.

Police Chief Calvin Williams tells The Plain Dealer (http://bit.ly/2a90Vwk ) that the officer suffered minor injuries to his hand and leg after the crash around 8 p.m. Sunday outside of the city’s Justice Center. He is being treated at a hospital.

Police say a large white van that appeared to be turning out of a downtown hotel struck the motorcycle, leaving it on its side about 20 feet away.

Williams says the accident was caused by “someone not paying attention.”

An investigation is continuing.


Information from: The Plain Dealer, http://www.cleveland.com