Irving PD: Motorcycle officers crash not a hit-and-run

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Irving police are backing down on claims that two motorcycle officers were hurt in a hit-and-run crash Tuesday morning.

The wreck happened around 11 a.m. on northbound Highway 161 just before Highway 183. Irving police said the officers were monitoring traffic on the side of the road at the time.

Originally, police said a driver veered off the road and crashed into an officer, causing a domino effect and injuring the other officer. But after talking to witnesses, they said that was not the case.

“After interviewing multiple witnesses and viewing various video footage, this is no longer considered a hit & run accident and we are not looking for anybody that we consider to be a suspect,” Irving PD said in a Facebook post. “However, we are still looking to interview someone who may have witnessed the incident but left prior to giving their statement to responding officers.

Both of the officers were treated for minor injuries and have been released from the hospital.

Police have not released any more information about the wreck.

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