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OFFICER INJURED AS CAR HITS POLICE MOTORCYCLE

A Buffalo police officer was in satisfactory condition today recuperating from injuries suffered Sunday after his motorcycle was struck by a car on Richmond Avenue.

Officer Leonard Weber, 50, of the motorcycle division was helping direct traffic during a half-marathon run when the accident occurred at 9:30 a.m.

Central District officers said the driver of the car was John Hogenmiller, 71, of 77 Richmond. He told police he saw a break in the stream of runners and backed out of a driveway but didn't see the officer in the street. Charges are pending.

Weber was taken to Our Lady of Victory Hospital, Lackawanna, with a possible back injury.

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