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Motorcycle Police Officer Hit by Van in Yakima

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YAKIMA, Wash. - Officer Darryl Henning was chasing down a speeder on his motorcycle when a driver in a red minivan pulled out from a stop sign and hit him.  Darryl Henning was thrown 20 feet and suffered several broken bones along with a broken leg.

The accident happened just after ten o'clock this morning at the corner of 24th Avenue and Summitview Avenue.

Traffic from 23rd to 25th avenues had to be diverted for almost four hours while Yakima Police investigated the accident scene.

Neighbors say they see accidents at this intersection all the time and it's not the first time an officer on motorcyle has been hit here.

Sergeant Gary Jones who oversees YPD's traffic division was hit while riding his motorcycle four years ago at the same intersection.