A retired Temple police officer working a funeral procession in Killeen was taken to a local hospital after a collision between his motorcycle and a vehicle Monday morning.
The officer, who police said is in his late 50s to early 60s, cleared an intersection at Florence and Jasper roads as part of the procession at 9:15 a.m.
Killeen police Sgt. Edgar Maceo said a woman driving a white SUV tried to exit the procession
onto Second Street, when the retired officer T-boned her car.
The injured officer was alert, but suffered injuries at the scene of the accident, Maceo said.
“It looks like he’s got some real serious injuries, one of them to ... either his left or right leg. It’s pretty serious,” Maceo said.
After officers and emergency medical services arrived on scene, a helicopter was initially called to take the man to a hospital, Killeen fire officials said.
Killeen fire officials were seen laying strobes on the field at Nolan Middle School across from the Herald office at 1809 Florence Road, but the flight was called off.