Police: CMPD Motorcycle Officer Struck By Wrong Way Driver During Traffic Investigation

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A CMPD officer operating a dual sport motorcycle was struck by a vehicle on North Tryon Street at Stetson Drive Thursday morning. Officers were on the inbound side of North Tryon conducting a traffic investigation, which caused the inbound side of North Tryon Street to be closed.

North Tryon Street Accident

While that investigation was ongoing, the driver of a vehicle is accused of driving the wrong way on North Tryon Street and striking the CMPD officer’s motorcycle on the outbound side.

This was a low-speed, head-on collision causing the bike to be dragged until the vehicle fully stopped, according to CMPD. Investigators say the officer jumped off the motorcycle as it was hit and sustained minor injuries.

The driver of the vehicle was taken into custody on scene, according to a news release. No other information has been released at this time.