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Bend Motorcycle Officer Hurt in Crash

The investigation is continuing.

Crash investigation

(BEND, Ore.) - A Bend police motor officer was injured Thursday afternoon when his motorcycle collided with a pickup attempting to turn across congested traffic into a bank entrance in the city of Bend. Oregon State Police is investigating the crash at the request of Bend Police Department.

Preliminary information from OSP Sergeant Eric Brown indicates that today at approximately 1:12 p.m. a 2008 Chevrolet pickup driven by 20-year old Kristen Nicole Huber of Bend, was stopped in the left westbound lane on SE Reed Market Road between SE Division Street and SE 3rd Street waiting to turn left into a local bank parking lot.

Brown says eastbound traffic was reported as heavy and Huber attempted to turn left as a commercial truck approached in the left eastbound lane.

"Huber tried to turn left across the eastbound lanes when a Bend motor officer in the right eastbound lane collided with the right front corner of the pickup," Brown said.

The Bend motor officer is identified as 41-year old Ryan Shore. He was thrown off the police motorcycle onto the pickup. Shore was transported by ambulance to St. Charles Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

Huber and her 19-year old passenger were not injured. They were using safety restraints.

"SE Reed Market Road was closed about 90 minutes during the investigation. OSP troopers, with the assistance of a collision reconstructionist, are continuing the investigation," Brown said. The Bend Police Department and Bend Fire Department both assisted at the scene.

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