Motorcycle cop hit by truck

Published on Tuesday, 18 March 2014 18:49 - Written by

Staff Reports

A veteran Tyler police motorcycle officer was hospitalized Tuesday when he was hit from behind in a traffic accident.

A news release from the department stated the incident happened at 8:26 a.m.

The cycle was struck in the 2500 block of Callaway Road by a westbound pickup.

The motorcycle officer was identified as Jason Seeton, a 21-year veteran with the department who has been a motorcycle officer for 15 years.

Seeton was taken to East Texas Medical Center with nonlife-threatening injuries and was in stable condition.

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The driver of the pickup was identified as Donald Blevins, 75, of Arp.

Accident investigators were still investigating the incident, and no charges had been filed as of late Tuesday.