Three motorcycles, including two ridden by police officers, were involved in a crash Sunday near Maricopa during a charity event.
None of the injuries was life-threatening, Maricopa police Sgt. Stephen Judd said.
One officer had a broken elbow that will require surgery and the other had a severely dislocated shoulder. Both of them had scrapes and bumps.
The injuries to the civilian rider were unclear, but Judd said they were minor.
Judd said it’s unclear who was at fault in the crash. He said all three involved were lucky that they weren’t more seriously hurt, and that the safety equipment they were wearing may have saved their lives.
The crash occurred during the W. Steven Martin Toy Run.
Martin, reached on his cell phone, said nearly 400 motorcyclists rode in the toy run from Chandler to Maricopa.
“There’s just concern anytime you have someone go down on a bike, much less for a charity event like this,” said Martin, a longtime Valley disc jockey. “You get really concerned.”
Martin said he was riding in the front and didn’t go faster than 35 mph the whole way, adding that the bikes involved in the crash couldn’t have been going that fast.