A lieutenant in the Corpus Christi Police Department was sent to the hospital after a B-Line bus driver crashed into the back of his motorcycle Monday morning.
Lt. Gary Hill suffered a head and ankle injury and was taken to the hospital to be checked out after the Regional Transportation Authority bus driver slammed into the back of his motorcycle around 10:30 a.m. The accident took place on the Crosstown access road near Gollihar.
The driver of the bus was given a ticket for rear ending the motorcycle.
"They were both stopped at the red light. The light turned green and our driver proceeded forward, striking the motorcycle from behind," said Carlos Vargas, B-Line Service general manager. "The driver is being taken for a drug test. That's normal procedure."
"He had a little injury on his head. He says he doesn't want to go to the hospital, and I had to virtually give him a direct order to let the ambulance take him to the hospital, just to check out the injury on his head," Police Chief Floyd Simpson said. "And he has an injury to his right ankle. Nothing life threatening."
Hill is not part of the police department's motorcycle unit, but he did have a city work permit to drive the cycle as part of two funeral escorts Monday. He was between those assignments when he was hit.
Hill is a 40-year veteran of the police department, and is set to retire at the end of the year. He has told the police officers' union that he will give up his motorcycle moonlighting job after this accident.
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2013 WorldNow and KIII. All Rights Reserved.