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Officer hurts foot securing crash; driver speeds off

James David Dickson
The Detroit News

A motorcyclist was treated for non-fatal injuries after crashing into a semi truck on Jefferson and a Detroit police officer injured her foot trying to secure the crash scene Monday night.

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The semi was traveling west on Jefferson, turning right onto northbound West End, when a motorcycle tried to pass it on the right. The cyclist “ran right into the cab of the semi,” said Officer Jennifer Moreno, a Detroit Police Department spokeswoman.

The driver of the semi was not ticketed, because police believe the motorcycle driver was at fault. He was taken to an area hospital and treated. No condition is immediately available, nor is the man’s age.

Minutes later, at 8:30 p.m., when Detroit police officers were securing the crash scene, a woman allegedly drove a white Dodge Ram pickup through the scene. A female officer tried to redirect the woman out of the scene, but injured her foot in the process. Neither woman’s age was immediately available. The officer was treated and released.

The driver fled the scene, headed east, and was taken into custody just short of a mile away at Jefferson and Crawford.

jdickson@detroitnews.com