Motorcyclist injured after colliding with Ridgecrest police vehicle

A motorcyclist suffered minor injuries after colliding with Ridgecrest police cruiser Wednesday night. 

The collision happened at around 7:15 p.m. at the intersection of South China Lake Boulevard and Upjohn Avenue. 

According to police, an officer was responding to an apartment fire traveling westbound on East Upjohn Avenue with lights and sirens when the motorcyclist didn't yield to the officer, colliding with the police cruiser.

The police officer was not injured.

The motorcyclist was transported to Ridgecrest Regional Hospital with minor injuries.

CHP is investigating the collision.


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