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UPDATE: NHP trooper hit by motorcycle

Posted at 9:09 PM, Apr 27, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-30 15:36:12-04

UPDATE: More information has been released about the Nevada Highway Patrol trooper who was struck by a motorcycle on a local freeway while responding to a crash.

According to NHP, two motorcyclists were going more than 120 mph on southbound U.S. 95 near Interstate 15 before the incident occurred.

NHP says that the trooper was responding to a crash on a ramp, which had reduced traffic to one lane and slowed it to approximately 10 to 15 mph.

The trooper saw the bikes approaching his location, splitting the travel lanes as they did so. One of the motorcyclists initially slowed down and then sped up and hit the trooper.

The impact resulted in the trooper straddling the front wheel of the bike. The trooper put the motorcyclist in a bear hug and forced him and the bike to the ground.

The trooper was transported to University Medical Center with minor injuries and the motorcyclist was arrested for reckless driving and assault with a deadly weapon.

NHP says that the motorcyclist was very nonchalant after the incident and didn't seem to care that he had just hit a trooper.

The incident resulted in the ramp being closed for several hours.

The motorcyclist was identified as 21-year-old Tyler Mitchell.

The other motorcyclist took off after the incident.


LAS VEGAS, NV (KTNV) -- A Nevada Highway Patrol trooper was struck while responding to a crash Wednesday night.

The trooper was on the southbound U.S. 95 on-ramp to southbound Interstate 15 when two motorcycles were driving recklessly nearby. The trooper was hit by one of motorcycles around 7:30 p.m., according to NHP.

The trooper was taken to University Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries to his lower extremities. The trooper is a 10-year veteran of NHP. 

The motorcyclist who struck the trooper was arrested while the other took off.

The on-ramp was closed until 10 p.m.