Spartanburg police officer seriously hurt in motorcycle crash

Officer Harris
Courtesy: Capital of Texas Police Motorcycle Chute Out (Facebook)

SPARTANBURG, SC (WSPA) – A Spartanburg officer is seriously hurt after he was thrown from a police motorcycle in a crash.

The crash happened near Domino’s Pizza on Union Street around 9:45 p.m. Tuesday.

Troopers say 39-year-old Jason Harris was driving east on Union Street when he struck a car that was turning left into a driveway.

Officer Harris
Courtesy: Capital of Texas Police Motorcycle Chute Out (Facebook)

Officer Harris was thrown off his motorcycle.

He was wearing a helmet and taken to the hospital with serious injuries, according to police.

“We, the members of the Spartanburg Police Department are all saddened by the very serious accident involving a member of our team,” Police Chief Alonzo Thompson said in a statement. “We ask for your prayers for the officer, his family and his colleagues.”

The driver of the car was wearing a seat belt and taken to the hospital with injuries.

Union Street was closed several hours while the crash was investigated.

The S.C. Highway Patrol says charges are pending.

Officer Harris was injured in 2011 when he was shot in the hip while serving a warrant.

BLOOD DRIVE

Spartanburg Police say Harris has received over 50 units of blood and will probably need more.

They are asking you to donate on behalf of Harris. They have also set up a teative date to host a blood drive on Friday, April 14.

It will be held in the front parking lot of Spartanburg City Hall.

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