PHX officer hurt in motorcycle-vehicle collision

Posted at 5:13 AM, May 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-22 22:07:50-04

Interstate 17 northbound at Union Hills Drive has reopened hours after a crash involving a police officer closed it down. 

According to the Arizona Department of Public Safety, troopers were headed their way to a vehicle that was blocking the freeway around 4:39 a.m. The vehicle struck the median and was blocking the middle lanes of the freeway without any lights on. Moments later around 4:43 a.m., a Phoenix police officer on a motorcycle collided with that vehicle. 

The Phoenix Police Department said two people, including the officer, were injured. They received minor injuries and were taken to a hospital in stable condition. The officer was released from the hospital. 

The southbound traffic on I-17 was not been affected by the closure, the Arizona Department of Transportation said.