NOPD motorcycle officer injured in accident on Canal Street

Don Ames
December 13, 2018 - 9:20 pm

New Orleans Police say one  of their motorcycle officers was injured Thursday in an accident on Canal Street.

It happened shortly before noon near Roosevelt Way.

An eyewitness said several motorcycle officers appeared to be escorting some buses along Canal Street when the injured officer had difficulty trying to stop his bike and was using his leg in an attempt to stabilize the bike when it fell on his leg.

It was raining at the time of the incident and the pavement was wet.

According to the NOPD, the officer suffered a knee injury and was treated at a local hospital. Police say the officer was participating in a training exercise at the time of the accident.

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