RESUME OF INCIDENT
On December 6th, 2017, at around 1915 hours, Officers of the Ridgecrest Police Department were dispatched to the 700 block of S. Norma St. regarding a fire inside of an apartment. One of the Officers was responding west bound on E. Upjohn Av. and was driving “Code 3” with his emergency lights and siren activated. As the officer drove through the intersection of S. China Lake Bl.\Upjohn Av., a motorcycle was driving northbound on S. China Lake Bl. and failed to yield to the officer resulting in the motorcycle colliding into the patrol vehicle.
The motorcyclist suffered minor injuries and was transported to the Ridgecrest Regional Hospital by Liberty Ambulance. The officer was not injured during the collision. Both the police vehicle and motorcycle were damaged and the California Highway Patrol (CHP) is investigating the collision. The Ridgecrest Police Department would like to thank the public for its prayers and support for both the officer and motorcycle rider.
Jed McLaughlin, Chief of Police
PREPARED BY: Sergeant N. Lloyd