NOPD motorcycle officer hurt after struck by pickup truck

An NOPD motorcycle officer was injured when his bike was sideswiped by a pickup truck near the lakefront.

NEW ORLEANS -- A New Orleans Police Department officer was injured and taken to the hospital after being hit by a pickup truck. 

According to police, the officer was hit near the intersection of Elysian Fields Avenue and Lakeshore Drive. A pickup truck veered into the officer's lane of travel and sideswiped the motorcycle. 

The officer was transported to an area hospital for treatment of injuries sustained in the incident, police said. The officer's injuries were said to be non life-threatening. 

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