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Motorcycle Police Officer Injured in Santa Barbara Vehicle Collision

Officer transported to hospital with moderate injuries after collision on Las Positas Road, according to SBPD

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A Santa Barbara Police Department motorcycle officer was injured in a vehicle collision on Las Positas Road Wednesday morning. (Anthony Wagner / Santa Barbara Police Department photo)

A motorcycle police officer was injured in a collision with a passenger vehicle in Santa Barbara Wednesday morning. 

Around 10:45 a.m., a Santa Barbara Police Department motor unit officer's motorcycle collided with a Honda passenger vehicle at the intersection of Las Positas Road and Alegria Road, near Adam Elementary School, department spokesman Anthony Wagner said. 

The officer was transported to the hospital with moderate injuries and "is in good spirits," Wagner said. 

He was conscious, breathing and talking "after being knocked to the pavement," he said. 

No other injuries were reported in the crash, which was near Adams Elementary School.

Police investigators closed down the roadway at the scene Wednesday while they interviewed witnesses and worked to determine circumstances of the collision, including the direction of travel and speed of the vehicles, Wagner added. 

The Honda was reportedly traveling north on Las Positas Road, toward the mountains, and the motor officer may have been westbound, he said.

The motor officer was doing traffic enforcement in the area at the time of the collision, according to the police department. 

No further details were available. 

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