Officer crashes while chasing two on moped

Posted at 5:56 PM, Aug 20, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-23 08:00:24-04

A veteran motorcycle officer is in the hospital after a crash Saturday afternoon while chasing two suspects on a moped.

The Buffalo Police Department says the police officer attempted to stop a moped for multiple vehicle and traffic violations, including speeding and riding without a helmet.

According to police, the driver of the moped stopped suddenly, hitting the front wheel of the officer's motorcycle, causing him to swerve, lose control and crash.

BPD says the officer was transported to Erie County Medical Center and is being treated for serious but non-life threatening injuries. The two riders on the moped fled the scene.

BPD is investigating the incident.

Anyone with any information is asked to call or text the Confidential TIPCALL Line at 847-2255.