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Tempe motorcycle officer injured in crash

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Posted: Wednesday, July 2, 2008 6:29 pm | Updated: 9:46 pm, Fri Oct 7, 2011.

A Tempe motorcycle officer was injured Wednesday afternoon in a traffic accident while responding to a burglary call, according to authorities.

The motorcycle officer, whose name was not released, was responding to a burglary call around 4:30 p.m. when she was struck by a car, said Brandon Banks, Tempe police spokesman.

The officer was riding near Eighth Street and Dorsey Lane when she attempted to pass a vehicle ahead of her, that vehicle moved into the officer’s lane at the same time and struck her, authorities said.

The officer was taken to a hospital with a fractured arm, Banks said.

Police found no evidence of excessive speed or impairment on the part of the driver, and no citations were given.

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