ORMOND BEACH, Fla. – An officer on a motorcycle who was responding to a call was involved in a crash Wednesday afternoon, according to the Ormond Beach Police Department.
The crash happened near Hand Avenue and Clyde Morris Boulevard around 3 p.m.
Officials said the Ormond Beach police officer was on his way to a call about a person armed with a gun when a white pickup truck that was in front of him made a U-turn, causing the motorcycle to strike the driver's side door of the truck.
The injured officer was airlifted to Halifax Hospital as a trauma alert.
The driver of the truck suffered minor injuries, according to a news release.
Other officers responded to the report of the person with a gun, which turned out to be a false alarm.
The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.