Dan Stamm

Philadelphia Police Officer on Dirt Bike Injured Along Vine Street Expressway

A Philadelphia police officer riding his police-issued dirt bike injured his leg during a crash on the busy Vine Street Expressway Friday morning.

The officer was riding on I-676 east near 21st Street around 9:05 a.m. when he came in contact with a vehicle, Philadelphia police said.

The 16th District officer was taken to the hospital for observation. Police didn’t reveal the extent of the leg injury.

A fire truck along with police officers could be seen blocking the left-hand lanes of I-676 as they investigated the crash.

An SUV was stopped on the other side of the 21st Street overpass. Police didn’t say if that vehicle was involved.

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