According to reports from KXAN, an Austin police officer was involved in an motorcycle accident on Wednesday morning. The accident in Austin occurred near the intersection of Wells Branch Parkway and Single Trace.
A Travis County Sheriff’s motorcycle deputy was in pursuit of a traffic law violator when a car cut in front of him on his motorcycle. The motorcycle went into a slide and the officer hit the curb. The officer suffered minor injuries and was treated at a nearby hospital. The motorcycle had considerable damage. The driver of the car stayed on the scene after the accident until paramedics arrived. It is not clear if the driver will receive a citation for their role in the accident.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in 2012: