Glendale motorcycle officer injures ankle in crash
Officer Matt Bolton was taken to Huntington Memorial Hospital after his motorcycle slammed into the Mercedes-Benz sedan at 7:17 a.m. in the 400 block of Lexington Drive, Glendale Police Sgt. Tom Lorenz told the Glendale News-Press.
The unidentified driver of the car was not injured.
Lorenz said Bolton was "in good spirits."
Bolton was riding his motorcycle west on Lexington Drive to a crash involving a bicyclist when the Mercedes, which was heading east, suddenly turned in front of him, Lorenz said.
"It’s a split-second decision you have to make to avoid a vehicle that is basically heading right at you," Lorenz said.
Bolton reportedly told fellow officers that he heard an ankle crack after he made a 360-degree turn as he collided and went on top of the Mercedes.
The driver told police that the early morning sun impeded her vision and played a role in the crash, Lorenz said.
Investigators are looking into the crash and will be examining various factors, including speed and vehicle damage.
-- Veronica Rocha, Times Community News
Photo: The aftermath of a collision between a Mercedes-Benz and a Glendale police motorcycle officer.
Credit: Glendale Police Department