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1/20/09

Lubbock Police Officer Hit By His Own Motorcycle

A Lubbock Police Officer has minor injuries after a traffic accident that caused his own motorcycle to strike him.  The officer made a traffic stop on Loop 289 near the Indiana exit around 12:45 p.m. Tuesday afternoon. Lubbock police have identified the officer as  Jason Lewis.

The officer was standing on the shoulder, talking to the driver, when another vehicle swerved around slowing vehicles and hit the officer's motorcycle, which then went flying towards him. The motorcycle hit the officer's back, but he did not seek medical attention.

Police say that depending on how Lewis feels, he might be able to return to work Wednesday.

Drivers are required by law to vacate the lane closest to a traffic stop, even if the officer is on the shoulder. "On a roadway where there are not multiple lanes drivers are required to slow down to 20 mph under the posted speed limit while they pass the traffic stop," said Captain Greg Stevens of the Lubbock Police Department. 

If someone is injured from being hit by a car that does not follow these laws, they could face six months in jail and or a $2,000 fine. This case is still under investigation.

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