Police: Motorcycle crashed in Harrisburg after constable intervened in chase

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – A motorcyclist fleeing a trooper crashed into a state constable’s car this morning after the constable tried to intervene in the pursuit, police said.

State police said the motorcyclist was fleeing a trooper on Interstate 81 and took the Progress exit. The pursuit ended near the intersection of North 6th and Maclay streets shortly before 11 a.m.

According to a police news release, the pursuing trooper was stuck behind another car on Maclay as the motorcycle turned onto 6th. The constable, who was not involved in the chase nor in radio contact with the trooper, attempted to intervene and slow the bike so the trooper could catch up.

At this time, the motorcyclist crashed into the side of the constable’s car, police said in the news release.

Witnesses said the constable’s car pulled into the motorcycle’s path. Police said the incident is still under investigation.

The motorcyclist was transported to Penn State Hershey Medical Center for treatment of injuries. His medical condition was not immediately available.

The constable was not injured.

Police said they were trying to stop the motorcycle for an obscured license plate near the Cameron Street exit and the pursuit began as soon as the trooper activated his emergency lights.

The chase continued from the Progress exit to Elmerton Avenue, then to Cameron Street and Maclay.


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