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Police motorbike crashes into ute on busy Adelaide road
« on: July 21, 2017, 04:34:10 PM »

Police motorbike crashes into ute on busy Adelaide road

Vision has emerged of the shocking moment a police officer crashed into the back of a ute on a busy Adelaide road.

The 44-year-old officer suffered serious head and arm injuries in the accident, which happened just after 7.30am today, on Grange Road at Fulham Gardens.

Shocked witnesses rushed to help the officer, who was then treated at the scene by paramedics before being taken to the Royal Adelaide Hospital.

CCTV obtained by 9NEWS from a nearby business appears to show the motorcycle officer crash into the rear of a Toyota Hilux.

The vehicle had slowed before stopping as its driver waited to turn right across the busy road.

The police motorcycle's lights can be seen flashing after the impact, buts it's not clear if they had been activated beforehand.

Part of the busy road was closed during the morning peak, as expert major crash officers began investigating the accident.

South Australia Police spokesman Inspector Ben Spencer said the incident appeared to be a "general traffic" accident rather than the result of a specific police tasking.

"We are looking at CCTV footage that might be available from the police officer and also other vehicles or other businesses in the area and we're also asking for any witnesses to come forward," he said.

"We will investigate the matter and if charges are appropriate, whether it's against the Police officer or the other driver, we will do what's appropriate."

Inspector Spencer said the injured officer was experienced.

"He has sustained serious and significant injuries to his arms and his head but we are thankful that his injuries are not life threatening.

"Our thoughts are with our injured colleague at this time, he is with his family at the hospital.

"He'd commenced his duty and he was just carrying out his duty as a traffic officer on a motorcycle and he was looking actually at the time at priority roads, those roads that are dangerous."

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http://www.9news.com.au/national/2017/07/21/13/43/police-motorbike-crashes-into-ute-on-busy-adelaide-road#CHgMZByJJs6vmqh4.99
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