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Bakersfield motorcycle officer hurt in crash

Bakersfield motorcycle officer hurt in crash
An Eyewitness News viewer photo shows a police motorcycle involved in a crash Wednesday, May 8, 2013, on Brundage Lane in Bakersfield, Calif.

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — A motorcycle officer was injured Wednesday when another motorist turned into his path, according to the police department.

Officer Christopher Bagby was traveling westbound on Brundage Lane when 62-year-old Helen Rose, heading eastbound, tried to turn at Cedar Street.

The officer evasively turned his bike so he wouldn't slam into the vehicle, but he still went to the pavement and suffered minor to moderate injuries, according to police.

Bagby was honored in 2011 by the California chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Drivers for his individual achievement in traffic enforcement and DUI detection.

Neither drugs nor alcohol were not factors in Wednesday's crash, police said.