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New Haven police officer seriously injured after being hit by motorcyclist

NEW HAVEN–A police officer has been taken to Yale-New Haven Hospital after being injured by a motorcyclist.

On Monday around 3:30 p.m. a New Haven police officer was on traffic duty at a construction site near the intersection of Kimberly Avenue and Ella Grasso Boulevard when he was hit by a person on a motorcycle.

The officer, identified as Detective Juan Ingles, 47, was conscious but taken to the hospital with serious injuries.

Detective Ingles is a 14-year veteran of the department and works in the Family Services Unit and as a police bomb squad technician.

The driver of the motorcycle, who police are not yet identifying, stopped after the crash and was interviewed by police.

Stay with FOX 61 for updates.