Ormond Beach motorcycle officer injured in crash

Ormond Beach police officer injured in crash

ORMOND BEACH, Fla. — An Ormond Beach motorcycle officer was injured in a crash involving a truck Wednesday afternoon, police said.

The crash happened at Clyde Morris Boulevard and Hand Avenue in Ormond Beach.

Officer David Starke, 29, was airlifted to a nearby hospital where he is listed in stable condition.

The intersection was blocked off for police activity when the 56-year-old truck driver was heading east on Hand Avenue.

Starke had on his lights and sirens and was responding to reports of a suspicious person with a gun at 1425 Hand Avenue when he was hit by the truck making a U-turn, deputies said.

The driver of the vehicle who struck the officer did stop following the crash, officials said. The driver suffered minor injuries from the crash and was treated at the scene.

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