Officer Crashes While Chasing Mini-Bike

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Investigators say a California motorcycle officer was chasing a mini-bike operator for failure to wear a helmet when he crashed into a car, injuring a motorist.

The San Jose Mercury News says there have been questions on whether the chase last week was warranted.

East Palo Alto police Chief Ron Davis said in a Wednesday email that the motorcycle officer was chasing the mini-bike operator with flashing lights and siren on Nov. 5 when he crashed into a Ford Taurus.

The 32-year-old Taurus driver, James Hartley, was hospitalized. The single father is now home with a neck brace from whiplash and back pain.

The incident is still being investigated.

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