Motorcycle cop hospitalized after being thrown from bike

A Jefferson City police officer was seriously injured when he was thrown off his police motorcycle during a traffic accident on Thursday.

Police report the crash occurred in the 1300 block of Jefferson Street around 5:56 p.m. as the officer was responding to a report of a disturbance involving weapons. The officer lost control of the motorcycle he was driving and was thrown from the vehicle after it left the roadway. A second motorcycle officer at the scene began administering first aid with the help of motorists in the area.

There were no other vehicles involved in the accident and the officer was wearing a helmet at the time, police said. The injured officer was transported by ambulance to St. Mary’s Health Center and then to University hospital in Columbia for treatment. Although the officer sustained serious injuries, he is currently in stable condition.

Police did not immediately release the officer's name or other details.

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