Cumberland Times-News

October 26, 2012

Officers injured during motorcycle pursuit in Keyser

From Staff Reports
Cumberland Times-News

— KEYSER, W.Va. — Two police officers were taken to area hospitals early Friday morning after two cruisers were damaged during the pursuit of a motorcycle on U.S. Route 220 near the former Potomac Valley Hospital building, according to Mineral County Sheriff Craig Fraley.

West Virginia State Police requested assistance while pursuing the motorcycle around 1:30 a.m., Fraley said. The sheriff’s department set up a road block and got the motorcyclist to slow down but the bike shot around the road block.

A Keyser Police Department cruiser that was unaware of the road block hit two parked cars, causing one of those cars to strike a sheriff’s department cruiser, according to Fraley.

The sheriff’s deputy was treated and released at Potomac Valley Hospital. The Keyser officer was treated and released at Western Maryland Regional Medical Center, according to the sheriff.

The motorcyclist got away and state police are investigating the incident.

No further information was available.