Arlington police motorcycle cop to undergo surgery for injuries after crash near Pantego

An Arlington police motorcycle officer remains hospitalized Thursday and is scheduled to undergo surgery after being involved in a collision with a vehicle that ran a stop sign in Pantego on Wednesday, officials said.

The name of the injured officer hasn’t been released, but police said he was in good spirits Wednesday and able to crack jokes with visitors.

Officers responded to the intersection of Park Row Drive and Woodland West Drive around 12:50 p.m. regarding the crash. Investigators determined the driver of a Toyota Avalon traveling southbound on Woodland Drive ran a stop sign and struck the motorcycle officer, who was traveling eastbound on Park Row Drive.

The officer was taken to a local hospital, and his injuries don’t appear to be life-threatening, according to police.

The Avalon’s driver was also taken to a hospital to get checked out. She remained at the scene of the crash, police said, and will be cited for running the stop sign.

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