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.

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.