Crash of three San Francisco police motorcycles leaves two officers hurt


Two San Francisco police officers were injured Thursday afternoon after a collision with another officer while all three were on their patrol motorcycles, authorities said.

The officers were riding eastbound on Bryant Street at 5th Street shortly before 1 p.m. when the crash occurred, said Officer Robert Rueca, a spokesman for the San Francisco Police Department.

They were taken to a hospital with injuries that are not life-threatening, he said.

“Due to unforeseen reasons, there was a collision between three of the department vehicles,” Rueca said.


The third officer in the collision was not hurt.

All were riding in a pool of six officers on department vehicles in one lane. Rueca said the six officers were patrolling the city and not responding to an emergency at the time of the crash. Though there was “medium traffic,” no other vehicles or pedestrians were involved.

Rueca said these types of crashes are rare.

“These are some of our most highly trained officers,” he said, adding that the type of motorcycle they were riding was designed for on road and off road use.

The San Francisco Police Department is investigating the crash, he said.

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