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December 16, 2014 at 10:19 PM

Kent police officer thrown from motorcycle while on duty

A Kent motorcycle officer was thrown from his motorcycle Tuesday night while en route to a dispatched call, police said.

The officer, who was not identified, was conscious when found lying in the roadway in the 900 block of North Central Avenue. He was taken to a  hospital as a precaution, Kent Police Department spokesman Cmdr. Jarod Kasner said in a news statement.

According to Kasner, the officer was on his way to a call around 7:44 p.m. with all his emergency equipment activated when he moved left to avoid traffic, entered the center turn lane and struck the median. The officer was ejected and the motorcycle was propelled into the roadway, Kasner said.

Police said investigators would be working through the evening to complete their evidence collection at the scene.

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