Fresno Police officer injured in motorcycle crash

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

A Fresno Police motorcycle officer was involved in a crash at Shaw and Polk Tuesday morning.

The accident happened around seven Tuesday morning at the intersection of Shaw and Polk Avenue in Northwest Fresno.

The officer, who has been identified by the Fresno Police Department as Traffic Officer Mario Toscano, was taken to the hospital with a broken wrist and a head laceration.

Investigators said Tuesday afternoon that Toscano collided with a Jeep making an abrupt turn in front of him. The driver of the Jeep was not injured in the crash.

Roads in the area were closed for hours as police investigated the crash, but have since reopened. The crash remains under investigation.

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