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Motorcycle officer hurt in accident

Officer J.D. Smith. Source: Tyler Police Dept. Officer J.D. Smith. Source: Tyler Police Dept.

TYLER, TX (KLTV) -  A Tyler motorcycle officer was injured in an accident.

The accident was reported just before 10:30 am, Monday morning on 5th St. and Golden.

Tyler Police say officer J.D. Smith was driving on Golden Road when a blue SUV pulled out in front of him.

Smith was taken to the hospital, where he was treated for minor injuries and released.

Officer Smith is a 37-year veteran of the Tyler Police Department. He has been assigned to the motorcyle division for 33 years.

The driver of the SUV, 34-year-old Jason Moore Auringer was ticketed for Failing to Yield Right of Way.

The driver of the SUV was ticketed.

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