A sergeant with the Dodge City Police Department was injured Thursday afternoon when a driver struck him from behind while he was on his motorcycle.


A sergeant with the Dodge City Police Department was injured Thursday afternoon when a driver struck him from behind while he was on his motorcycle.
    Ford County Sheriff's deputies were called to the scene. Because it involved a police officer, DCPD did not handle the wreck.
    Deputies at the scene — who identified the victim as Sgt. Russell Fleming — said he was leaving court Thursday afternoon when a female driver drove up behind him. Rather than hitting the brakes, however, the woman mistakenly pressed the gas, striking Fleming and sending him into the intersection at First Avenue and Spruce Street.
    The sheriff's office said it is unclear if the light was red or green at the time.
    Fleming was taken to Western Plains Medical Complex to be treated for injuries.
    Police Chief John Ball said Thursday afternoon that he didn't know the extent of Fleming's injuries, but was hopeful they were minor.
    Emergency workers at the scene were able to help Fleming into a sitting position before he was loaded into the ambulance.
    Western Plains said it could not release Fleming's condition Thursday evening.