KEIZER, Ore. (KOIN) — A Keizer police officer was hospitalized Tuesday after a car crashed into his motorcycle, authorities said.
Officer Tyler Wampler was riding his marked police motorcycle on Chemawa Rod NE near Safeway when a black Mercedes reportedly crashed into him from behind.
The driver of the Mercedes, 39-year-old Tellif McClyde, wasn’t injured in the crash and cooperated with investigators, Marion County Sheriff’s Office said.
Wampler was taken to Salem Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Traffic was slowed in the area while authorities investigated.