Officer reassigned after crash with motorcycle

Officer reassigned after crash with motorcycle

HONOLULU (AP) - A Honolulu police officer involved in a crash that injured a motorcyclist has been assigned to desk duty while the incident is investigated.

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports the crash occurred Wednesday.

Police say a Waikiki patrol officer observed a traffic violation and made a U-turn through a median on Kalakaua Avenue.

His patrol car was struck by a 37-year-old man on a motorcycle.

The motorcycle driver was critically injured. He was taken to a hospital and his status was upgraded to serious after treatment. The officer was not injured.

Police say the officer is a six-year veteran.

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