Tyler Motorcycle Officer Injured in Accident

Tense moments for Tyler Police Tuesday. A motorcycle officer with the department was hospitalized after a morning accident.

Officer Jeff Callaway was approaching the intersection of SSE Loop 323 and Troup Hwy when he struck the back of a stopped van, bouncing off its back bumper," according to Tyler Public Information Officer Chris Moore. The motorcycle, then, hit another moving van, before landing in the street. Callaway was taken to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

"He didn't look bad" recalls the Roger Kissner, who was struck from behind. "He said, 'He wanted to get up. When he tried to move around, you could see the pain in his face."

Callaway's injuries are not life-threatening, says Moore. Authorities are still looking into the cause of that accident.