Crash Injures Longview Motorcycle Officer

After an auto accident this morning, a Longview motorcycle officer is hospitalized. It happened just after 7 on Glenn Street and Mobberly Avenue. Officer "Tommy Tatum" was driving south, when a northbound car turned directly in front of him. Tatum hit the rear end of the car, and was thrown off his motorcycle.

He was transported to Good Shepherd medical center for minor injuries where he will remain overnight for observation. The motorist is expected to be ticketed in the incident.