A man has been charged after striking a motorcycle officer with their car in north Phoenix last week.
According to Phoenix police, a Phoenix motorcycle officer was patrolling in the area of 7th Avenue near Union Hills Drive when they were struck by a car turning left in front of him around 1:45 p.m.
The officer required emergency surgery for internal bleeding but is expected to recover, officials said.
A Phoenix PD motorcycle officer has serious injuries after colliding with an SUV.
The driver apparently didn’t see the officer & took a left turn.
Fortunately, a spokesperson says the officer is going to survive.
No word on if the driver will be charged. pic.twitter.com/7eY91rxgvM
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The driver of the car, now identified as 37-year-old Jesus Pacheco Lepe, was driving without a license. He remained on scene and was cooperating with police.
He has been charged with causing serious injury with a vehicle.