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Las Vegas motorcycle officer injured in central valley crash

A Las Vegas police officer was hospitalized Saturday after his motorcycle collided with another vehicle in the central valley.

Police responded about 4:20 p.m. to the 3400 block of Maryland Parkway, near Desert Inn Road. The officer was transported to University Medical Center with what appeared to be minor injuries, Metropolitan Police Department Lt. Jeff Clark said.

The motorcycle officer was traveling north on Maryland when a southbound vehicle made a left turn into the Boulevard Mall parking lot in front of the officer, Clark said.

The officer was transported to University Medical Center with unknown injuries, but they appear to be minor, Clark said.

The driver of the other vehicle passed field sobriety tests and impairment was not suspected, Clark said.

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