Motorcyclist collides with squad car

Motorcyclist collides with squad carFirst responders attend the scene of a traffic collision Wednesday. Around 7:15 p.m., the Ridgecrest Police Department was dispatched after reports of a fire in an apartment in the 700 block of South Norma Street. An officer driving west on East Upjohn Avenue approached the China Lake Boulevard intersection with his lights on. A motorcyclist approaching north on China Lake apparently failed to yield, resulting in a collision with the squad car. The motorcyclist suffered minor injuries, and both vehicles sustained damage. The California Highway Patrol is investigating the incident. “The Ridgecrest Police Department would like to thank the public for its prayers and support for both the officer and the motorcylce rider,” said Chief Jed McLaughlin. — Photo by Laura Austin

Story First Published: 2017-12-08