Police officers hold a very dangerous job, and all of them are probably well aware of that fact. One reason they are held in such high esteem is that they risk their health and their lives every day to protect others. Shootouts, high speed chases and frequent confrontations with criminals are all high on the danger list for police officers. While those seem like obvious hazards of the job, motorcycle accidents must also be ranked on the list, as one Las Vegas police officer recently discovered.
At the intersection of Durango Drive and Summerlin Parkway, a police officer was struck on May 8 while making a turn. The male officer was thrown from his motorcycle and crashed onto the pavement. The driver of the car that hit the officer lost control of the vehicle, which careened down the road and finally came to rest on the center median.