A Salt Lake City motorcycle officer was at home recovering Thursday, the day after he was injured by flying debris while on a training ride on Interstate 15.
Utah Highway Patrol Cpl. Todd Johnson said the injured policeman was one of 22 motorcycle officers riding southbound on I-15 near Kaysville about 2:20 p.m. Wednesday. The unit was traveling in the freeway's HOV (high occupancy vehicle) when a large piece of a metal refrigeration unit was spotted in their path.
While the lead riders managed to avoid the debris, another ride struck the metal, fragments of which they flew into a following officer's motorcycle, causing him to tumble to the pavement.