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Updated Jun 24, 2013 - 7:26 am

Tempe motorcycle officer hit by cabbie

TEMPE, Ariz. — A Tempe police officer is recovering after authorities said
he was struck by a taxi cab while on his motorcycle.

Police said the officer was hit early Sunday morning when the cab driver made an
illegal U-turn in the area of Rural Road and University Drive.

According to police, the officer was thrown off his bike and into the street.
He was taken to a hospital with serious but not life-threatening
injuries.

The taxi driver was issued two civil traffic citations and released.

The accident remains under investigation.

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