UPDATED as of 2:40 p.m.
A Tacoma police officer was injured this afternoon when his motorcycle was clipped by a car on South 38th Street.
The 51-year-old officer’s injuries were not considered life threatening. He was conscious and talking at the scene, Tacoma police spokesman Mark Fulghum said. The officer, a 22-year veteran of the Tacoma force, has been transported to a local hospital for treatment of foot and leg injuries.
Officers have South 38th Street from South Pine to South Fife streets blocked off for their investigation, Fulghum said.
The driver of a car headed westbound on South 38th Street was changing lanes when she clipped the Tacoma police motorcycle officer. The officer was going eastbound on South 38th Street, heading to another accident call at the time, Fulghum said.
The front corner of the car hit the side of the motorcycle. The officer had his lights activated but not the sirens, Fulghum said.
Officers are talking to witnesses about the circumstances of the wreck and where each vehicle was when they collided, Fulghum said.