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Beaumont officer injured in accident

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A Beaumont Police Officer is recovering with what a police spokesperson says are non life-threatening injuries following an accident on Interstate 10 Tuesday afternoon. 

The accident happened just after 1 p.m.

The westbound lanes of Interstate 10 near 7th Street were shut down as emergency crews worked the accident.  The lanes reopened at 1:25 p.m.

A news release issued Tuesday afternoon says three of the Traffic Officers assigned to the Motor Unit were traveling west bound in the 2200 block of IH10 on a call of a "possible fatality on 11th St."  A vehicle started drifting into their lane of travel. The officer's attention was on the vehicle and one of the Motorcycle Officers struck a hazard in the road and crashed.

The officer was taken to the hospital by EMS.


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